Marine litter is any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment. Marine litter consists of items that have been made or used by people and deliberately discarded into the sea or river... Read More
Coral reefs are well known as some of the most beautiful, biologically diverse and delicate ecosystems in the world. They are also vital to maintaining food supply and protecting the shoreline of low-lying island nations.
Nevertheless, UNEP estimates that abou... Read More
Municipal, industrial and agricultural wastes and run-off account for as much as 80 per cent of all marine pollution. Sewage and waste water, persistent organic pollutants (including pesticides), heavy metals, oils, nutrients and sediments - whether brought by rivers... Read More
Some 37 per cent of the world's population lives within 100 km of the coast, at a population density twice the global average. Heavy population pressure on the coasts is causing more and more of the natural environment to be paved over or converted into ports, touris... Read More
The UN General Assembly has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
SIDS are culturally and biologically unique and, due to their size and relative isolation, economically, environmentally and socially vulnerable to sh... Read More
Five Regional Seas Conventions currently include Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) under their geographical coverages: OSPAR Convention, Noumea Conventrion, CCAMLR Convention, Barcelona Convention, and Lima Convention.
The United Nations Environment Programme called for a coordination meeting to consolidate inputs from the Regional Seas programmes to the UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 to be held from 6 to 9 June 2017 in NY, and its preparatory committee (PrepCom) to be held from 15 to 16...
This workshop will be held with the following objectives:
UNEP, FAO and Norway Government held a meeting to discuss on “Securing the Foundations for Fish Food Security in a Changing Ocean in West, Central and Southern Africa” intended to contribute to Productive and Sustainable Oceans in Africa. The workshop brought together key stakeholders, Government...