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In boost to ocean conservation, UK to call for 30 per cent of seas to be protected by 2030

In a move hailed by campaigners as a critical step for ocean conservation, Britain will call on global leaders at the United Nations to protect 30 per cent of the…

Climate change is wiping out the secret to Fiji’s international rugby success

Namatakula is a small village in Fiji found on a long stretch of the country’s most beautiful coastline: the Coral Coast. Every year, hundreds of thousands of…

Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Latin America and the Caribbean

Gator Halpern is the 2018 Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. He and…

Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Asia Pacific

Miao Wang is one of two Young Champions of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. She is Founder of…

Australia joins Clean Seas and pledges to recycle or compost 70 per cent of all plastic packaging by 2025

Australia becomes the latest country to join the movement to turn the tide on plastic, as Melissa Price, the country’s minister of the Environment, announces that…

Pioneering global framework for sustainable ocean finance launched at Our Ocean global summit

Bali, 29 October 2018 – The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today. The Sustainable…

‘A line in the sand’ – Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source

Bali, 29 October 2018 - A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’…

Plastic Soup Surfer urges governments and corporations to think outside the (plastic) box

Interview with Merijn Tinga – better known as the Plastic Soup Surfer – who paddles and windsurfs against the tide to draw attention to the problem of plastic…

Blue awakening as Latin America and Caribbean states say no to plastic

From the remote Galápagos Islands to the humid depths of the Amazon forest, governments are cutting back on plastic, citizens are cleaning beaches, and innovators…

Guatemala joins the Clean Seas campaign and steps up efforts to beat plastic pollution

16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have signed up to the United Nations-led campaign to drastically reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Guatemala…