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Ocean Action #7 Newsletter - Moving Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy

With a booming global population and growing strains on limited ocean resources, our planet more than ever needs a sustainable blue economy that promotes economic growth while improving human well-being and protecting the environment. The world is moving closer to such a long-term strategy as 2018 closes out, with several major international ocean-related conferences wrapping up or set to take place, a sign that the appetite for more and better sustainable ocean options remains strong.

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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
Mangroves
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
Multi-stakeholder efforts to enhance socio-ecological landscape resilience in Pakistan's Indus Delta area. , #OceanAction19371
31,720ha In accordance with the approved landscape strategy, UNDP-GEF SGP in the Indus Delta Sindh is supporting local community activities to maintain and rebuild the resilience of the socio-ecological production landscape on 31,720 ha through a series of inter-connected and synergistic initiatives contributing towards the outcome. This effort [more]
Progress update
Blue Planning in Practice: Worldwide MSP training offer to enable ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management, #OceanAction25529
A training on Blue Planning in Practice took place in the Mekong Delta from April 11-13, 2018. More than 20 representatives from all 7 coastal provinces of the Mekong Delta as well as representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) and related institutes st [more]
Progress update
Blue Planning in Practice: Worldwide MSP training offer to enable ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management, #OceanAction25529
To ensure the long-term availability, implementation and adaptation of the blue training courses, a workshop dedicated to The Art of Convening Blue Training Courses was conducted in June 2018. The workshop was jointly organized by the Blue Solutions initiative, the Mami Wata project, the MARISMA project and convened in collaboration with the Sustai [more]
Progress update
Blue Planning in Practice: Worldwide MSP training offer to enable ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management, #OceanAction25529
The course was implemented through a cooperation between the Blue Solutions initiative, the Mami Wata project, the MarViva foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The participant group consisted of 14 high-level representatives and technical experts that represented the Equatorial Guinean Parliament, the Ministry of Fisheries and Hydrol [more]
New Commitment
Mangrove Restoration Potential Map , #OceanAction27592
A joint effort by IUCN and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in collaboration with University of Cambridge and supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) will produce a global map of mangrove restoration potential. So far there has not been any global assessment of mangrove restoration pote [more]
New Commitment
Development in Social, Agricultural, Educational and Environmental projects., #OceanAction27576
Our objectives are to provide assistance and help to achieve development for agricultural communities to increase capacities and environment for growth. Improving and establishing environmental controls to benefit these communities and reduce the negative impact of a polluted environment. Also improving the social situation for these communities th [more]
New Commitment
Save Our Mangroves Now!, #OceanAction27534
Save Our Mangroves Now! is a joint commitment of BMZ, IUCN and WWF to intensify efforts in mangrove conservation. It aims to upscale and focus global efforts to stop and reverse the decrease and degradation of mangrove habitats, and supports the target of the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) to increase the global area of mangrove habitat by 20% over [more]
New Commitment
Campaign of cleaning the Mediterranean , #OceanAction27519
1- To contribute to improving the environmental and aesthetic situation in Lebanon especially in Byblos and its surrounding villages through environmental activities and projects with the cooperation of major stakeholders 2-To raise environmental awareness and foster a sense of citizenship in order to preserve the heritage by the individuals, [more]
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