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Slow progress towards global marine protected area targets: reflections for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published a final report on progress achieved against Aichi Target 11 on protected areas. This blog post reflects on the key findings of the report, and the contributions of relevant research under the One Ocean Hub […]

Surfacing Emotional Connections with the Sea: DEEP Fund Projects Update

Despite the challenges Covid19 continues to pose around the globe, the Hub is thrilled to share the impressive progress being made by our DEEP Fund projects in South Africa, Ghana and the South Pacific. As communities come together to share their relationships with the ocean, manifold conceptions and values of the sea are being translated […]

The unexpected impact of a Letter to the Minister from One Ocean Hub researchers, resulting in an opportunity to facilitate counter hegemonic mapping into transgressive ocean decision making for Amathole Marine Protected Area, South Africa

In South Africa a growing network of small-scale fisher leaders, environmental justice organisations and researchers from the One Ocean Hub, currently called the Coastal Justice Network (CJN), has been responding collaboratively over the past two years to a range of injustices – social, environmental, economic – experienced by coastal communities and environments. We have worked […]

World Oceans Week webinars highlighted the links between livelihoods, heritage, and ocean governance

For the second year in a row, the One Ocean Hub was an official partner of the UN World Oceans Day (8 June) and hosted four events during the World Ocean Week. The events linked the themes of livelihoods, heritage, and ocean governance. Recordings of these webinars are available on our YouTube channel. Here’s a […]

Partnering with UNEP on SDG 14, marine litter and environmental justice

The One Ocean Hub is co-developing with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) an e-learning course on SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and a series of tools on marine litter, including  the environmental justice dimensions of ocean plastics. All these tools will build on the Hub research on human rights and the protection of the marine […]

Exploring Ocean’s Rights at Ocean Race Summit

The One Ocean Hub was invited to contribute to Ocean Race Summit’s discussion of the potential benefits of the idea of “ocean rights” and the elaboration of a “bill of ocean rights” to be presented to the UN in 2023, from an ocean governance perspective. The Ocean Race (previously ‘Volvo Ocean Race’) has a “policy […]

Integrating the ocean in UNEP’s inaugural Winter/Summer School on Human Rights and the Environment

The Hub contributed to the inaugural Summer/Winter School on Human Rights and the Environment organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment on 21 -25 June 2021 under theme “Critical Perspectives in Human Rights and the Environment.” Hub research by Dylan McGarry and Taryn Pereira, […]

The Food and Agriculture Organization and the One Ocean Hub co-organised webinar on Namibia’s Small-Scale Fisheries

This blogpost reports on the cross-sharing of experiences between the Namibia Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, and key national, regional and international partners and stakeholders in the small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector through a webinar series that was co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the One Ocean Hub on 10-11th June 2021. […]

One Ocean Hub Submits Written Evidence to the UK Parliament on Climate Change and the SDGs

In May 2020, One Ocean Hub submitted written evidence to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament International Development Committee on Climate, Development on the UK’s priority for hosting the Climate COP26. This blog post summarizes the recommendations we made to the UK Government so that its work on climate change, the ocean and development can contribute […]