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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Forum to Organize Major Oceans Event at Rio+20

The Global Ocean Forum, State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of the People’s Republic of China, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will organize a major high-level oceans event at the Rio+20 Conference, Advancing Oceans and Coasts … Continue reading

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World Bank Forms a Global Partnership for Oceans

The World Bank has announced the formation of a coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and members of the private sector, under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans (see: http://www.globalpartnershipforoceans.org/) to confront major threats to ocean … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Forum Submits Input to Rio+20 Zero Draft

Continuing its efforts to support governments in developing a strong ocean outcome at the Rio+20 Conference, the Global Ocean Forum has sent its suggested revisions to the Rio+20 zero draft, outlining areas where the zero draft text can be strengthened … Continue reading

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NGO Major Groups Submit Suggested Revisions/Additions to the Rio+20 Zero

As governments continue to deliberate on the Rio+20 outcome, the Organizing Partners of the Rio+20 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Major Group have decided to organize the wide range of NGO participants into various issue-area “clusters” to more effectively organize substantive input … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Forum Named Oceans Lead in the Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20

The Global Ocean Forum, along with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has been named the designated lead on ocean issues in the Rio Conventions Pavilion at the Rio+20 Conference. The Rio Conventions … Continue reading

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Recap of January Negotiations on the Rio+20 Zero

The initial discussions of the Rio+20 zero draft took place from January 25-27, 2012 at the UN Headquarters in New York, NY. The zero draft, which will form the basis for the Rio+20 outcome, was developed by the UNCSD Preparatory … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Rio+20 Friends of the Ocean

We call on ocean leaders from governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions, and the private sector to mobilize and seize the opportunity to achieve a significant ocean outcome at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) at Rio de … Continue reading

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Rio+20 Assessments

To work towards a significant ocean outcome at Rio+20, the Global Ocean Forum is currently mobilizing its volunteer network of experts from all regions of the world (250 experts from 70 countries), together with collaborating organizations, to conduct a set … Continue reading

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Get Involved! Sign Up for Rio+20 Friends of the Ocean

The Global Ocean Forum invites all individuals and organizations, including governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions, and the private sector, interested in achieving an important oceans outcome at the Rio+20 Conference to join the “Rio+20 Friends of the Ocean.” … Continue reading

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