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Commonwealth Blue Charter

“The Commonwealth Blue Charter is an agreement by all 53 Commonwealth countries to actively co-operate to solve ocean-related problems and meet commitments for sustainable ocean development. It was adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018. Various “action groups” have been created to unlock the power of 53 nations and guide the development of tools and training, they are: Aquaculture, Blue Economy, Coral Reef Restoration, Mangrove Restoration, Ocean Acidification, Ocean and Climate Change, Ocean Observations and Marine Plastic Pollution.
Protecting the ocean today is the best way of ensuring prosperity for future generations, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.


Her remarks came at a session on the Commonwealth Blue Charter on sustainable ocean governance, held on the margins of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, which ran from 3 to 6 September 2018.

The Secretary-General applauded the leadership of Pacific nations and agencies on ocean and climate issues internationally, and Pacific regional agreements on ocean sustainability and governance, such as the ‘Blue Pacific’ framework for regionalism.

“The Blue Pacific Framework and Commonwealth Blue Charter go hand in glove as commitments that lead the world in working towards sustainable ocean governance,” she said.

She stressed that strong regional co-operation will be key to delivering on the charter.”

Source: bluecharter.thecommonwealth.org

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