On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.
This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.
Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People
- The 80 countries now supporting the 30by30 target in the ocean are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia , Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Uganda, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Belize, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Mongolia, Jordan, Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, India, Japan, South Korea, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, EC, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Who’s up for the challenge?
To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, please help us in our quest to clean-up our Garden Route beaches and lagoon and stand a chance to win.
Clean-up and Collect litter when you are out walking on the beach or cruising on your boat in the lagoon, take a picture of your clean-up
efforts. Post the the photo including your contact details on this event post, in the discussion section, and you will be entered into our draw on 13 June.
Winner will be announced on facebook.
to stand a chance to win a Luxury Catamaran Sunset Cruise for two, on Ocean Sailing Charters.
If you are a local business, we challenge you to join our quest and donate a prize.
This event will be held create awareness on how we can enhance participation of landlocked countries in the implementation of SDG 14. Our focus is on the contribution of the River Nile Basin to plastic pollution in the ocean.
We also traveled along with the Flipflopi Expedition, an advocacy movement led by the journey of a boat made out of recycled plastic, telling local stories through documentary films. We will be screening these documentaries for the first time and exhibiting the stories done by the 11 female journalists supported by InfoNile from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to produce data-driven stories on plastic pollution and solutions around Lake Victoria.
We will also be supporting young people to communicate science about plastic pollution in creative and engaging ways through a prize-based competition.