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The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments remains open for all stakeholders to register their ocean action. We encourage all to stakeholders to register their ocean action to show their commitment to SDG 14.

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Mangroves

Mangroves are highly productive ecosystems providing numerous goods and services that include support of fisheries, maintenance and improvement of water quality, coastal protection and carbon sequestration. Mangroves have been estimated to provide at least US$1.6 billion per year in ?ecosystem services? worldwide. Approximately 67% of global mangroves have been lost in the past century to coastal development, aquaculture, pollution and other human activities.

The importance of mangroves is reflected in more than 90 voluntary commitments that relate to the restoration, rehabilitation, protection and management of mangroves and associated ecosystems. These voluntary commitments reflect the vital role that mangroves play in supporting livelihoods of coastal communities, sustainable fisheries, resilience to the impacts of climate change and sequestering atmospheric CO2.

This community of practice aims to support its members in implementing their mangrove-related voluntary commitments by exchanging progress reports, experiences, lessons learned and good practices.

Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Biodiversity Conservation, Coastal, Ocean Clean-up and Protection, #OceanAction14216
The continued drive to plant more mangroves is still the priority of the organization headed by Mr. Kennet Paul Villegas. Since our local government ha its own priorities thus leaving us to initiate our own effort to support programs and projects though usually one of the issue is the financial aspect to cover our operational expenses, etc. Proje [more]
Progress update
Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237
Farmers irked by evasive administrative solutions. South West region producers have show-cased their capacity to produce despite production challenges often presented to administrative officials.\r\n Officials usually promise to channel the challenges to hierarchy. But during the 2017 regional agro pastora [more]
Progress update
Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237
Putting food security and forest and disaster monitoring, partnership reporting online platform ( # Ocean Action 23237 ) progress report first in Bamenda, North West region Cameroon. Presented by ACHIRIMBI NGWA JOSEPH-April 23, 2017 at 8:10.\r\nA Government School Mfonta, Bafut Subdivision. H/M: Mrs. NJUMN [more]
Progress update
Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237
HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ) Human Rights voluntary reporting: Indigenous Training Programme voluntary reporting ( # Ocean Action 23237 ) may wish to establish mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the implementation of these towards the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of nation [more]
Progress update
Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237
December 2017, weak end by conflict and malnutrition, children face extreme threats to health.\r\nNorth West region health system, already fregile before the conflict is at at breaking point. Health facilities have been looted or destroyed and many health workers have not been paid. Disease outbreaks h [more]
Progress update
The World Team Project: Sustainable Solutions Oceans Opportunities & Small Island States (SOS-IS), #OceanAction21714
Replanting mangroves near Savusavu Fiji
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]
New Commitment
Watertrek , #OceanAction24104
Watertrek is a franco-british association founded by French Actress Sverine VASSELIN that aims to raise awareness on the need to protect aquatic ecosystems. Its work is structured around 3 main missions and poles: - TO EDUCATE (producing Creative Ocean Literacy Contents, using theater & fiction to inspire), - TO INITIATE (offering Paddle [more]
New Commitment
Provision of subject matter expertise on the application of risk management tools in regulatory frameworks supporting SDG14, #OceanAction23807
UNECE with its Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies and its Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) commits to develop recommendations for governments related to the application of practical risk management tools in regulatory frameworks in support of the SDGs, and with an initial focus on SDG [more]
New Commitment
National Search for Outstanding Coastal Community Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) (CLEAN AND PLENTIFUL OCEAN) , #OceanAction21316
The Philippines fisheries is one of the most exploited resources in Southeast Asia. Majority of the coastal areas are depleted and most marine habitats are damaged. Marine environmental issues often identified are destruction of sensitive coastal ecosystems i.e. coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangroves; overexploitation of fishery resources and de [more]
New Commitment
The World Team Project: Sustainable Solutions Oceans Opportunities & Small Island States (SOS-IS), #OceanAction21714
On small or remote islands, or village and in the ocean, the World Team project creates living experiential Eco observatories of human capital, to bring in resources and demonstrate solutions for a renewable future. Our goals include building renewable energy microgrids toward energy independence, clean water and power, biodiversity protection, an [more]
New Commitment
Gift to Our Children! Scaling up locally managed marine areas to 100% of Fiji's customary marine areas, #OceanAction21668
Community stewardship and local actions are a universally accepted approach to sustainable growth and a pathway to achieving sustainable development goals and targets. Locally managed marine areas (LMMAs), a globally recognised model of community led solutions to addressing local capacity needs, local health issues, overfishing, rights-based issues [more]
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