Secretary-General urges action on oceans at Malta meeting
05 August 2019
The Commonwealth Secretary-General has emphasised the “immense urgency” of taking action to protect the world’s oceans. Patricia Scotland joined representatives from the Commonwealth, United Nations, governments and other international organisations at the first meeting of Oceans Ambassadors, hosted by the Government of Malta. Highlighting the “very pressing” issues of ocean health and sustainability, the Secretary-General…
ACU Blue Charter fellowships
24 July 2019
Ten emerging scientists have been awarded fellowships at top Commonwealth universities to explore innovative ways to tackle plastic litter in the ocean. The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) announced the second cohort of the Blue Charter fellowship programme this week, which aims to advance the Commonwealth’s shared commitment to preserve and nurture the ocean. ACU…
Blue Charter group gears up to protect and restore ‘priceless’ coral reefs
17 July 2019
Commonwealth countries devoted to saving the world’s coral reefs met in Townsville, Australia this week to outline immediate and long-term actions they can take to ensure the health of coral reef ecosystems. Studies show more than half the planet’s coral reefs have suffered significant losses over the last 30 years. This could rise to 90…
Blue Charter champs find allies for ocean action
26 June 2019
Fresh alliances are set to flourish under the Commonwealth’s flagship programme for ocean action, known as the Blue Charter.
Action and innovation to drive Commonwealth Blue Charter champs
19 June 2019
‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and developing robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.
Commonwealth Blue Charter champions to convene in London
14 June 2019
Countries leading action for ocean health and governance in the Commonwealth will meet in London next week to share strategies and firm up plans for action under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.
Blog: Commonwealth Blue Charter – A beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance
08 June 2019
To mark World Oceans Day, Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how the Blue Charter can help spur lasting global change towards sustainable ocean governance. In the depths of the Pacific Ocean, 11,000 km beneath the sea surface, lies the deepest known point in the Earth’s seabed known as the Challenger Deep….
Canada convenes kick-off meeting as Blue Charter champion 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.