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What sustainability means for actors from local, international levels

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the United Nations in 2015 and are due in 2030. They express a global vision for a just, prosperous and sustainable world. But a significant challenge has been the lack of clear pathways for the goals to be expressed in meaningful ways at local levels, to stimulate change from the bottom-up. Sustainable ...

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Africa Day of Seas and Oceans: Liberia celebrates sustainable blue economy policy

Anyaa-Vohiri

All roads lead to Monrovia, the Liberian capital city, from Thursday, September 14 to Friday, September 15, 2017 when the Abidjan Convention of the United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anyaa Vohiri (Executive Director, EPA), and Liberia Maritime Authority host stakeholders in the nation’s maritime domain to a two-day symposium. The forum, which has “Encouraging Solutions to Marine ...

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$177m earmarked for Nigeria under $3.5b Africa ocean economies initiative

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Africa is once again at the centre of global focus, thanks to an initiative aimed at ensuring that its marine economies are climate-resilient. In the face of a changing global climate, Africa and its coastal communities that rely on the oceans for their food security and livelihoods are considered particularly vulnerable. But succour may just be around the corner, going ...

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Cape Verde outlaws plastic bags, Congo launches ‘Blue Fund’

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The marketing and use of conventional plastic bags in Cape Verde are now banned by a law that came into effect on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is the culmination of a battle waged by the Association for Environmental Defense and Development (ADAD) within the framework of a programme named “Cabo Verde sans pratiques” (Cape Verde without Plastic) in partnership withMAVA and PRCM. The ...

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Where the Green meets the Blue Economy

Blue Economy

The idea of sustainable development has formed the basis of the Green Economy, which looks outward from land to the ocean space as a limitless horizon with unending resources. The Blue Economy, on the other hand, views a sustainable ocean economy as an integral part of the Green Economy. Alison Borgess, founder of the International Ocean Institute, sums up this ...

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