Archive for tag: Public awareness


UN Declare ‘Ocean Emergency’

Earth’s largest biosphere, oceans are vital for many reasons. They nurture 80% of life on our planet, generate 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorb...

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To Reap Benefits of ‘Massive’ Blue Economy, Small Islands, Least Developed Coastal States Need Multidimensional Vulnerability Index That Addresses Risks

With 22,000 Tons of Fish Stolen Each Year, World Trade Organization Chief Hails Agreement on Harmful Subsidies LISBON, June 28 — An historic World Tra...

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Island nations get new lifeline to beat pollution

Thirty-three Small Island Developing States join $515 million USD Global Environment Facility initiative to manage hazardous chemicals and waste Joint...

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Statement by Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Establishment of the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP)

A new initiative for more effective and efficient cooperation in support of Pacific Island priorities The Pacific Islands region is home to nearly a f...

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Despite commitments made to ‘phase down’ coal at Cop26, the war in Ukraine has spurred some countries to consider a return to the fossil fuel. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have derailed some changes agreed on in Glasgow In the run-up to Cop26, the UK gov...

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Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Small Island Developing States

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)....

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Why the Dutch embrace floating homes

Faced with worsening floods and a shortage of housing, the Netherlands is seeing growing interest in floating homes. These floating communities are in...

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Japan’s Lucky Island Shows the Hidden Effects of Rising Sea Temperatures

Global warming is already changing Iki, the first place in Japan to declare a climate emergency, and residents face some stark choices. The clear, sp...

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Roger Léron Award 2022: Let’s celebrate Energy Efficiency Leaders

The Roger Léron Award is coming back in 2022 with a new focus: Energy Efficiency Leaders. Do you know a local/regional pioneer with a vision for h...

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Island states meet to discuss suing Global North over climate change

A new alliance for climate reparations is seeking compensation from wealthier countries for loss and damage Leaders of small island nations met on Tue...

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