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USA Confirms Sustainable Ocean Plan

Washington DC, USA – 3 June 2024  The White House has released three new strategies to advance sustainable ocean management, including a National Strategy for A Sustainable Ocean Economy.  This will serve as the USA’s Sustainable Ocean Plan, a key milestone in fulfilling its commitment as an Ocean Panel member country to sustainably manage 100% […]

Ocean Panel representatives visit the Elysée in Paris

PARIS (16 May, 2024) – The Ocean Panel Sherpa group, representing 18 member countries, and 50% of global coastlines, convened at the office of the French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss key priorities for the UN Ocean Conference in 2025. The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by France and Costa Rica, in Nice, June 2025 comes […]

Seychelles Op-Ed: The Ocean Offers Rich Solutions for Climate Change

As one of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), we face a unique set of vulnerabilities that impede our ability to achieve sustainable development. Structural factors, including our size, remoteness, limited resource base, market size, exposure to climate risks and natural disasters, influence socio economic outcomes and our ability to achieve the SDGs. Coordinated international […]

Ocean Panel Releases The Blue Carbon Handbook

The Ocean Panel released its latest report, ‘The Blue Carbon Handbook’, on the 28 June. With the urgency to accelerate climate action to halt the impacts of climate change, ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems offer a natural solution that can have an immediate impact.   This report is an essential guide to blue carbon ecosystems—mangroves, seagrasses, and tidal […]

Chile’s Sustainable Ocean Plan

Chile’s Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren, and the Ministers who conform the Council for National Ocean Policy, recently signed a decree to enact Chile’s National Ocean Program. This will serve as Chile’s Sustainable Ocean Plan, a road map towards achieving 100% sustainable management of the ocean under national jurisdiction.  This is a coordinated approach involving […]

Mexico hosts Sustainable Ocean Plan event

Mexico City, Mexico – 27 April, 2023  The Mexican Government is holding an event in collaboration with the Government of Norway that aims to generate an inclusive dialogue on the sustainable ocean economy. Representatives from public, private and academic sectors as well as civil society organisations and other interested parties are invited to the discussion.   […]

Ocean Panel Leaders Meet during UN General Assembly

New York, (21 September 2022) – Leaders of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy met in person to discuss ocean-based climate solutions and the financial investments needed to support them.  Leaders and representatives from the 17 ‘Ocean Panel’ countries came together during the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. […]

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