Marine plastic pollution
Ocean pollution to get £16.2m flush of funding

The government has announced the funding to combat plastic pollution, stop the extinction of global coral reefs and boost the UK’s ability to help in marine pollution disasters

UK joins global alliance to protect oceans and communities at risk

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance aims to drive $500m of global investment by 2030 into nature-based solutions to climate change

EU proposes new approach for sustainable blue economy

All blue economy sectors, including fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, maritime transport, port activities and shipbuilding, will have to reduce their environmental and climate impact

New UK innovation programme to support blue economy development

Applicants are being invited for the first innovation challenge, which is to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of marine autonomous surface ships

Ocean Stewardship Fund awards fifteen fisheries and research projects with £650k

Funds will support projects on their pathway to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies

India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

They have agreed to jointly tackle concerns related to oceans, the environment and other climate matters

Playing sounds of a healthy coral reef ‘can attract fish back to damaged areas’

That’s according to a new study led by the University of Exeter, which notes fish are able to assist in reef recovery

World Bank launches NOK2.5bn sustainable development bond

It is the organisation’s first sustainable bond in Norwegian krona and aims to raise awareness around water and ocean resources

EU to launch Ocean Tracker and make 22 new commitments

The pledges, worth almost €540m, aim to tackle key ocean challenges such as the impact of climate change as well as drive innovation

UK leads new global alliance to protect world’s oceans

The Global Ocean Alliance will push to ensure at least a third of the oceans is safeguarded in Marine Protected Areas by 2030