Biofouling and Marine Aquaculture Webinar

News Release

30 January 2020

The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the lead GloFouling Project Partner for engaging the wider ocean business and investment community – invites interested parties to the GloFouling Webinar Series.

The webinars are part of the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project which is working to better understand and tackle the multi-sectoral challenge of biofouling and its impacts on marine biodiversity and the Sustainable Blue Economy.

SIDS-GBN Calls for Scaling Up Ocean Partnerships for Small Island Developing States

23 October, 2019

OSLO –Healthy oceans guarantee productive livelihoods, food security and socio-economic benefits for the world’s small island developing states (SIDS). However, these benefits are being severely tested. The oceans today are severely affected by the climate crisis, over-fishing, pollution and biodiversity loss. New and transformative ocean partnerships are urgently required to support SIDS in building their resilience and coping with the challenges they face.

Private Sector Partnerships Critical for Sustainable Energy Transition in Small Island Developing States

8 July, 2019

NEW YORK – Affordable and clean energy is critical for economic and social development including for the world’s small island developing States (SIDS). Having access to sustainable energy and the need to create long-lasting partnerships is a high priority for this group of countries. The SAMOA Pathway, the dedicated programme of action for SIDS, recognizes the call for sustainable energy as one of the top priorities for small islands.

Accreditation Opens for High-Level Review of SAMOA Pathway

7 June, 2019

NEW YORK – On 27 September 2019, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a one-day high level review of the progress made on the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway; the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS). The outcome of the high level review will be “a concise action oriented and inter-governmentally agreed political declaration.” 

Certifying Sustainable Tourism in Small Islands

25 March 2019

NEW YORK – The tourism industry is progressively adopting business practices which attempt to balance environmental, social and economic impacts.  In small island developing States, initiatives are being rolled out which brings governments, civil society and the private sector together to forge innovative solutions which marry profitability with social and environmental wellbeing.

Pacific Island Company Brings Tech Solutions to Local Development

15 February 2019

NEW YORK – An insufficient resource base, a limited capacity of resilience to disasters, high costs of communication, energy and transportation as well as fragile natural environments are all posing significant challenges for small island developing States. Solutions can be found with the help of innovative technologies that enable efficiency and ease in addressing the risks.  

Inspiring Solar Energy Leadership in Small Islands

28 January 2019 – Achieving universal access to modern energy services is truly transformational; lighting for schools, functioning healthcare clinics, pumps for water and sanitation, cleaner indoor air and more. And this is certainly the case for small island developing States (SIDS).  However, while many SIDS have high rates of access to electricity, on the other hand they have tended to lag behind global renewable energy installation despite the falling costs of solar and wind power.

Technology and Nutrition Meet in Pacific Island Classrooms

Two pilot projects by the LAUNCH Legends initiative, part of the LAUNCH Food platform, have been active in the Pacific island countries of Tonga and Fiji, bringing school children together around game-based education aimed at promoting healthy eating and better nutrition.

The projects are geared towards teaching young children the value of healthy eating and in particular with an emphasis on traditional meals and local ingredients. Both projects are implemented through play-based teaching through apps; with the Fiji project also incorporating virtual reality.

Seychelles’ James Michel Foundation and Singapore’s Tian Sian Shipping Join WOC

News Release: World Ocean Council

25 July 2018

The WOC is honored to announce its most recent new members – Tian Sian Shipping Ltd of Singapore, a pioneer in ocean clean up, and the James Michel Foundation, established by the Former President of the Seychelles.

Business Forum Strengthens Tourism Partnerships for Small Islands

Mauritius, 22 May 2018 – Representatives from governments, private sector, academia, civil society and the United Nations met at the 2018 SIDS Global Business Network Forum held in Mauritius to share best practices and lessons learned in strengthening partnerships for sustainable tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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