Our Spring updates newsletter is out — and just in time for some exciting announcements! We’re detailing our newest partnerships, our recent work in ocean governance, and our newest CommYOUnity Foundation Campaign. Check it out below.
This past year focused on protecting the part of the ocean that is outside of the jurisdictional reach of any specific country and is, arguably, so enigmatic that experts in the field are still striving to understand it. When it comes to the high seas, there is a large part (64%) of the ocean that no one truly owns and that no one country can protect on its own. Which begs the question, “how do you protect something that doesn’t belong (only) to you?”
The International Seabed Authority’s third set of meetings held in Kingston, Jamaica wrapped up last week with little fanfare and fewer decisions. The Ocean Foundation participated in the meetings for the third time this year, continuing to speak with delegates on our key goals.
We need sound legal tools to address side effects from climate geoengineering projects that could endanger the marine environment. These unwanted impacts include the ability of the seas to produce food and oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and excess heat.