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Plastic: The art medium of the modern era

Sometimes words aren’t enough. When it comes to plastic pollution, the facts are well known. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans every year. One…

A front-row seat to ocean pollution

By Samantha Craven, The Reef-World Foundation Ocean pollution is continuing to make waves as the world come to grips with scale of the plastic pollution problem. News…

Saving our seas: 5 ocean heroes battling to turn the toxic tide

From the icy splendour of the Arctic to the inky depths of the Mariana ocean trench, plastic waste is threatening our seas, killing our wildlife and polluting our food chain…

Backpack ponchos: Peru’s solution to plastic pollution

Trash is not garbage. This is the motto of one of Peru’s most innovative recycling campaigns, one that has already turned a million plastic bottles into thousands of…

In Seychelles, an innovative approach to marine protection

In February 2018 the Government of Seychelles announced the creation of two new areas for marine protection covering 16 per cent (210,000 square kilometres) of its ocean: •…

World overwhelmingly commits to protecting the oceans and Clean Seas

  Taken together Clean Seas is now the largest global compact for combatting marine litter, with commitments covering 62% of the world’s coastlines. India joined Clean Seas…

One step ahead of climate change, a ‘scorecard’ for Pacific Islands

Coinciding with World Oceans Day a Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card was launched today. The report creates an understanding of how exactly climate change impacts…

Protecting endangered marine life in the Northwest Pacific region

Beijing, June 2018 – An assessment by the United Nations marine and coastal conservation programme for the Northwest Pacific region shows that the survival of numerous…

Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans…

New two minutes on oceans with Jim Toomey video launched

On June 8 2018, to celebrate World Ocean’s Day UN Environment premiered the newest installment in the Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey video series, focusing on the…