Oceans

22.08.2019

Negotiating Legally-Binding Agreement to Provide Future Generations with a “Healthy, Resilient and Productive Ocean”

Negotiating Legally-Binding Agreement to Provide Future Generations with a “Healthy, Resilient and Productive Ocean”

While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ­­– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth’s surface… »

20.10.2017

World Campaign to Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

World Campaign to Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

By Baher Kamal With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has… »

19.10.2017

The environmental disaster that doesn’t make headlines

The environmental disaster that doesn’t make headlines

When we talk about environmental crises these days, we tend to emphasis global warming (aka ‘climate change’). Even if this is a vital topic, we shouldn’t lose sight on other environmental concerns — like the health of our planet’s seas. Recently the EU organised the conference “… »

02.06.2017

SOS: Save Our Seas

SOS: Save Our Seas

On 5 to 9 June 2017, the United Nations will bring together in New York the representatives of governments, of governmental regional associations such as the Alliance of Small Island States, non-governmental organizations, private corporations, and academic institutions to study the challenges which face humanity to… »

10.10.2014

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

‘Global Economy to Lose $1 Trillion Annually Without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification’

Human Wrongs Watch The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a United Nations report launched on 8 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK).   This… »

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