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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy.

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Communities of Ocean Action
Coral reefs
Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Marine and coastal ecosystems management
Marine pollution
Ocean acidification
Scientific knowledge, research capacity development and transfer of marine technology
Sustainable blue economy
Sustainable fisheries
Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) , #OceanAction15986
COBSEA Strategic Directions 2018-2022 were adopted at the Second Extraordinary Intergovernmental Meeting of COBSEA, held in Bangkok, Thailand 25-26 April 2018. The Strategic Directions set out substantive priorities for COBSEAs work, focusing on land-based pollution including marine litter, nutrients and waste water, as well as ecosystem-based coas [more]
Progress update
Marine Conservation Masterplan - Vizhinjam/Kovalam, India, #OceanAction20244
Our team in India has been slowly progressing towards the implementation of our long-term objectives, as outline in our 5-year Masterplan for the region. In April, we officially opened our Marine Conservation Centre on the ground in Kovalam, with our 3 Coordinators commencing work from May. To date, the team has been developing core relationships w [more]
Progress update
Knowledge sharing for the protection and restoration of coastal blue carbon ecosystems through the International Partnership for Blue Carbon and in the Indo-Pacific. , #OceanAction16878
Australia has completed this commitment but will continue to take an active role in the IndoPacific region including by leading the International Partnership for Blue Carbon. The IPBC hosted a workshop in the Philippines in August 2017 to raise awareness and share knowledge about blue carbon. Government policy makers, experts and project implem [more]
Progress update
The ICRI plan of Action 2016-2018, #OceanAction16778
The ICRI pan of action 2016-2018 has been fully implemented (look at: https://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/files/Highlight%20of%20the%20French%20ICRI%20Secretariat_0.pdf for the details of the activities). among several products, we can cite: - Status and trends of coral reefs in of the Pacific: https://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/file [more]
New Commitment
Promote an economic, integrated, sustainable and inclusive development, addressing climate changes challenges in Coastal West Africa, #OceanAction27874
The West African coastline, spanning from Mauritania to Gabon, includes 17 countries that are at varying stages of economic development. Eight of the countries have a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) below US$1,000, ranking among the lowest in the world. Although the West African economies have been growing steadily, the countries continue [more]
New Commitment
Blueribbon Ocean Conversation Association , #OceanAction27880
BlueRibbon Ocean Conservation Association (BROCA), founded in Sanya, Hainan Province on June 1, 2007, is a non-profit NGO dedicated to ocean education and awareness raising, marine debris clean-up, coastal ecosystem conservation and the promotion of developing a non-governmental ocean conservation network in China. The Blue Ribbon Ocean Conservati [more]
New Commitment
Protecting Kep Archipelago, #OceanAction27759
Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC) is an independent community based NGO with a respected national environmental policy and advocacy role. MCC is committed to: protecting and restoring healthy and sustainable marine ecosystems, strengthening their resilience supporting and empowering small-scale fishing communities whos people, for generation [more]
New Commitment
Monitoring natural World Heritage sites to conserve mangrove ecosystems, #OceanAction27747
The International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN) is the official advisory body on nature under the World Heritage Convention and as a result monitors the state of conservation of all natural sites on the World Heritage List. There are currently over 20 World Heritage sites that protect mangrove forests globally. IUCN has assessed the state of [more]
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