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The Blue Network - Global Action Network for Blue Growth & Food Security
by The Netherlands (Government)
Following this recommendation, the Blue Growth Action Network was formally announced in Grenada in early 2015. The intent of this network is to translate high-level commitment into accelerated collective action to achieve measurable improvements at scale. It should also serve to strengthen ongoing partnerships and initiatives in the Blue Growth domain. The recent adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 14 to Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development adds further legitimacy to this effort.
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
ongoing
partnerships
ongoing
investments
ongoing
sharing good practices and connecting to research
ongoing
networking
Financing (in USD)
2,000,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
2,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Input of Dutch Expertise to develop the network and organzing the Global Ocean Summit in 2014 in The Hague
Basic information
Time-frame: March 2015 - ongoing
Partners
The Netherlands (government) co-chair Grenada (government) co-chair FAO
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
participants of the network
Contact information
Liz ter Kuile, Senior Advisor on Polar Affairs & Oceans, liz-ter.kuile@minbuza.nl, +31 70 348 4631
The Netherlands
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