EU leads the way on global actions for managing the oceans

31 October 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced over €550 million of EU-funded initiatives to tackle global oceans challenges, at the Our Ocean Conference 2017 in Malta. The commitments made by the EC and by other public and private actors from 112 countries around the world reached over €6 billion.
The resources will be invested to strengthen the fight against marine pollution and enlarge protected areas, reinforce security of the oceans, foster blue economy initiatives and sustainable fisheries and intensify the EU efforts against climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals under Agenda 2030 (Press Release EC, 6 October 2017).
Click here for the press release.
Click here for more information about the Our Ocean Conference 2017.
Click here for the full list of over 400 commitments (835 kB).
Click here for more information about the pledge six multinationals made to only use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 at the latest.
Click here for more information about the NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue. You are welcome to join us for the next project meeting on 4 April 2018.

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