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Canada convenes kick-off meeting as Blue Charter champion on ocean observation Commonwealth action group on ocean observation

30 May 2019

Members of the Commonwealth action group on ocean observation gathered in Ottawa, Canada this week to launch a strategy to advance ocean observation opportunities. The meeting also tackled youth and gender issues in ocean science.

Event: Commonwealth Blue Charter - All Champions Meeting

18 June 2019 to 21 June 2019

This event will reflect on the work carried out by Blue Charter Action Groups over the past year within the context of wider ocean issues.

Event: Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Sustainable Energy

3 June 2019 to 4 June 2019

The first ever pan-Commonwealth forum on sustainable energy will take place on 3-4 June, 2019 at Marlborough House in London

Sustainability must remain the heart of the blue economy: Commonwealth World Ocean Summit 2019

7 March 2019

The blue economy is about more than making money from the ocean, says the Commonwealth’s Head of Oceans and Natural Resources.

Blue Charter action group makes strides toward tackling ocean acidification Bleached coral reef

21 February 2019

The inaugural Blue Charter action group meeting on ocean acidification has brought us a step closer to finding solutions to the detrimental impacts of rising pH levels on ocean life, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources stated

Extending frontiers of deep sea exploration will improve ocean governance, says Secretary-General Launch of deep sea exploration collaboration, First Descent

7 February 2019

In March this year state-of-the-art submarines will descend to previously unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean on a pioneering research expedition.

Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance Two small submarines

29 January 2019

Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking scientific research expedition into the unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.

Ocean focus expected in next round of climate talks Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna

19 December 2018

With global climate talks freshly concluded last weekend in Katowice, Poland, some Commonwealth countries are already working towards a stronger ocean focus at next year’s negotiations in Chile.

Commonwealth ocean action gains traction at COP24

9 December 2018

“Real experiences” are what drove some Commonwealth countries to take up the banner for the ocean, stepping forward to champion action groups of like-minded members working together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing ocean problems.

New paper considers protection for damage caused by deep-sea mining

7 December 2018

A new Commonwealth paper examines who should be held responsible if deep-sea mining in international waters causes environmental damage.

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