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Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Supporting the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, #OceanAction20274
Ocean Conservancy's work supporting the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) is well underway. In 2017, we hired a full-time fellow who works closely with OA Alliance leadership to recruit new members and support development of members' OA Action Plans. The fellow has supported the OA Alliance's presence at several int [more]
Progress update
Plastic Bag Free Raglan, #OceanAction20309
Target was to influence 80% of the towns businesses to be single use plastic bag free by 2017. We have exceeded this target, and moved the bags per week usage down from 20,000 per week to below 1,000 per week. The project is now evolving to include the next problematic single use plastic items. Joint community, NGO and businesses initiative - true [more]
Progress update
Development and strengthening of the regional research and monitoring network, as part of global efforts, on the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems in the Western Pacific and its adjacent regions in support of the SDG 14.3, #OceanAction15274
The UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) has been advancing the regional research and monitoring network through the development of its SEAGOOS programme Monitoring and research the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems. The Programme is part of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GO [more]
Progress update
Develop research capacity and transfer of marine technology through the UNESCO/IOC Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs) on Marine Science in the Western Pacific and adjacent regions in support of the SDG 14.a, #OceanAction15266
The RTRC network has been developed in a co-design and co-implementation approach with wide support of Member States in the region. It builds on countries strong ownerships and host institutions specialization areas, links closely to national and regional priorities, cross-fertilize the region wide knowledge and expertise, and is based on an open a [more]
New Commitment
Stronger commitment to dolphin protection, #OceanAction24394
Hotelplan Suisse is strengthening its cooperation with the Swiss NGO OceanCare, with a particular focus on dolphin protection. The aim is to advise customers against visiting dolphinaria and swimming with dolphins by educating and raising awareness of the issue. Such activities will no longer be advertised. Hotelplan Suisse and OceanCare aim to ra [more]
New Commitment
Tethered Plastic Cap Solution Implementation WorldWide, #OceanAction24354
ThisCap's goal is to implement, within the single use bottle industry, a tethered plastic cap solution that can be used on ALL beverage and chemical containers. Our patented innovation will prevent more than 5 Billion Plastic Caps each day from entering Earth's Wildlife Habitats.
New Commitment
Closed Loop Ocean Funding Mechanism, #OceanAction24196
Closed Loop Oceans is designed to fund waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets that prevent plastics from entering the environment. Nearly half of the plastic that flows into the ocean every year an estimated eight million metric tons escapes f [more]
New Commitment
Concept Design of Robotic Solar Powered Barges to Filter and Remove Oceanic Plastic, #OceanAction24152
A realistic and feasible solution to clean up the trillions of pieces of plastic garbage now building in massive Ocean Gyres around the World. Envisage a fleet of Solar Robotic Barges (SRBs) perpetually sailing between Oceanic Plastic Garbage Gyres and processing ports established as close as possible. The SRBs are guided by a combination of [more]
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