Commonwealth urges policy changes to unleash blue economy
16 October 2018
Commonwealth Secretariat calls for “fundamental changes” to the way the world’s oceans, seas and coastal areas are managed.
‘Game changing’ Blue Charter to guide nations in sustainable ocean development
16 October 2018
A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments and partners at this week’s UN Ocean Conference.
Strong partners will deliver on Commonwealth Blue Charter, says Secretary-General
10 September 2018
Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.
If Vanuatu can ban single-use plastics, so can other Commonwealth countries
22 August 2018
Op-ed by Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu
World Ocean Day 2018: A Blue Charter for a blue planet
17 August 2018
International concern for the plight of the global ocean is at an all-time high. In April this year, the 53 countries of the Commonwealth adopted the Commonwealth Blue Charter, creating a bright blue beacon to guide cooperative action on ocean issues.
Sri Lanka’s trauma of tsunami turns into a defence for tomorrow
10 August 2018
14 years ago Sri Lanka was severely devastated by the tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean. The Secretary-General congratulated Sri Lanka on its commitment to turn the trauma of climate change to a defence of global significance.
Livelihoods of millions depend on healthy oceans and sustainable trade: Secretary-General
17 July 2018
The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, says urgent action is needed to save the world’s oceans, since the livelihoods of millions of people depend on their preservation and sustainable development.
New toolkit reviews Barbados’s climate change and energy laws
13 July 2018
An innovative new toolkit has been piloted in Barbados to support lawmakers in assessing national laws and outlining reforms towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.