United Kingdom Joins High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Lisbon, Portugal (JUNE 29, 2022) – Today, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) welcomes the addition of a new member, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom has announced its shared ambition to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under their national jurisdiction. The announcement […]

Remarks from Ocean Panel Members at the Leaders’ Meeting Held on the Margins of COP26

Ocean Panel members convened at Glasgow COP26 to discuss the progress of the Ocean Panel’s agenda and have reaffirmed their commitment to take ambitious ocean-based climate action. A sustainable ocean economy can ensure that the ocean plays a vital role in tackling climate change. The Ocean Panel has issued a “Call to Ocean-Based Climate Action” and […]

New Global Coalition, Ocean Action 2030, Forms to Support the Development and Implementation of Sustainable Ocean Plans

LONDON (December 7, 2021)—A new global coalition, Ocean Action 2030, launched today, dedicated to providing countries with technical and financial assistance to develop and implement Sustainable Ocean Plans. These plans, a core recommendation of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel), are a foundation for integrated, sustainable and inclusive ocean management that […]

The United States of America Joins the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

GLASGOW (November 2, 2021) – Today, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) welcomes the addition of a new member, the United States of America. This announcement by the U.S.A. comes at a timely moment during COP26 and further highlights the role which the ocean and the ocean economy can play […]

France Joins the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

BREST, FRANCE (11 February 2022) – Today, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will become the newest member of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel). The announcement was made at the One Ocean Summit, hosted by the Government of France, an international summit dedicated to the preservation of the ocean where Heads of State and Government, scientists, business and finance […]

New Shipping Decarbonisation Roadmap

In response to the Ocean Panel’s call to action, the Shipping Decarbonisation Action Coalition has agreed upon a roadmap to enable the full decarbonisation of marine transport by 2050 and support zero emission vessels to become commercially viable by 2030.

CCEs of World’s Leading Seafood Companies Commit to Time-Bound Goals for a Healthy Ocean

Driven by the Ocean Panel’s commitment on sustainable ocean food, the science-industry initiative Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), announces that for the first time in the history of seafood production, ten of the largest seafood companies in the world have committed to a set of time-bound and measurable goals that will ensure the industry […]

Illegal Seafood – New Japanese Law Means World’s Three Biggest Markets Say No

Ocean Panel country member Japan passes a new law which will prevent IUU-sourced seafood from entering their market. The law aligns Japan with the European Union and the United States of America’s positions on IUU fishing, marking a pivotal moment as the world’s three largest seafood consumers all definitively bar products sourced by IUU fishing […]

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