The Global Ocean Commission will be present in Paris during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). …Read more

Who Wears the Trousers… on Ocean Plastics!


Today at the Our Ocean Summit held in Valparaiso, Chile, José María Figueres, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission and former President of Costa Rica, donned a suit and sunglasses made from plastic waste to help bring awareness to the harmful effects of plastics on ocean life and highlight innovative uses for plastic waste. …Read more

SDG 14 – An Ocean Opportunity


The Global Ocean Commission released today, “SDG 14: An Ocean Opportunity”, a 10 minute film in which world leaders emphasize the importance of SDG 14, the Ocean Sustainable Development Goal, which was officially adopted last weekend in New York as part of the 2030 UN Agenda Summit.  …Read more