With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 (20-22 November, Paris) will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.

The SOS 2019 Conference Chair is Frédéric Moncany…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned the usage of single-use plastic products in all protected areas as Kenya seeks to curb plastics hazard, just two years after the country banned the use of polythene carrier bags.



Visitors to national parks, beaches, forests and conservation areas will not be allowed…

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Targets will be established to 'gradually' reduce plastic pollution over time within the private sector


The Trudeau government already created an Ocean Plastics Charter at its G7 summit in Quebec last year, a document 21 countries and 63 companies have so far agreed to that set out targets…

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Blue bonds and other financial tools may fund conservation projects that have been off-limits until now


Healthy oceans are one of the cheapest ways of capturing carbon. COP25 host Chile is calling the next climate summit the ‘blue COP’ (image: Emiliano Arano)

Conservation could be on the verge…

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Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.

Tanzania has become the latest East African country to crack down on plastic bags. A new law there threatens to fine and jail people who make or use the items.

Those caught carrying a plastic bag can be hit…

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A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania on Saturday, as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean.


Polythene bags in Ngong River in Industrial area, Nairobi, as pictured on August 29, 2017.…

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