Seychelles milestone offers lessons on marine protection
Commonwealth countries committed to saving the ocean will benefit from new knowledge gained from the Seychelles, which has just designated almost a third of its ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs). The island nation recently set aside 30 per cent of its marine territory, or about 410,000 square kilometres, to be legally protected from activities…
Commonwealth Blue Charter – All Champions Meeting
Countries driving the Commonwealth Blue Charter project will meet in Cyprus from 21 to 24 March 2020. They will reflect on what they’ve achieved over the past year, and agree on a strategy for the coming year. The Commonwealth Blue Charter is a landmark agreement by leaders to cooperate on ocean action. Since launching in 2018, 10 action groups led…
Blue Charter action group aims to strengthen marine protection
Commonwealth countries are joining forces to improve how they protect the ocean, as part of the voluntary actions being rolled out under the ground-breaking Commonwealth Blue Charter. The Blue Charter is an agreement by all 53 member countries to actively cooperate to protect ocean health and promote good ocean governance, with nine action groups to…
Secretary-General: fast-track action on ocean health ‘before it is too late’
The Commonwealth is working to establish a fund to help member countries take practical action on ocean sustainability. Ministers leading Commonwealth Blue Charter action groups met in Oslo with marine experts, investors and philanthropists to discuss the shape of the proposed fund. The meeting took place during the Our Ocean Conference, to build partnerships between government, industry, science and…
Blue Charter champs find allies for ocean action
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
‘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
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.