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UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC), with the support of UNDP Nordic Office, will be hosting a high-level web event to celebrate World Oceans Day with the inspiration of the first cohort of ocean innovators. We are very pleased to invite you to…
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The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2021, will highlight the theme of "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods". Produced by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs…
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The theme for this year is “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet," which provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to showcase the work that the International…
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The Microfiber Innovation Challenge is a global competition awarding $650,000 in prizes for transformative solutions to address microfiber pollution. The Challenge is being administered by Conservation X Labs, with funding from The Flotilla…
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The Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge (subsequently referred as “EPPIC”), organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam, It is open to any individuals and organisations (including businesses, non-profit…
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Video promoting the 2nd Ocean Innovation Challenge on Sustainable Fisheries on Earth Day.
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The Blue Action Fund is pleased to announce a new open call for grant proposals focussing on Africa’s Atlantic coast from Morocco to South Africa. The current expectation is that Blue Action Fund will award grants from this call with a total volume…
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The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2021 on the eve of the Earth Day. This worldwide outreach effort aims to identify exceptional local solutions for climate, people and planet. Nominations…
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For the week of 5–9 April, entrepreneurs from around the world gathered on Zoom to go head-to-head with proposals on how to fix one of the world’s largest environmental disasters. At stake: the fast-disappearing Aral Sea, the livelihoods and public…
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Microplastics pollution is now pervasive in all our living systems. These microplastic fibers are in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and are found from the very furthest depths of the ocean to the top of Mount Everest. The fashion industry…
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This year’s World Water Day theme, "Valuing Water," highlights water’s true value as the “blue gold” that we all must protect. The United Nations stresses in the 2021 World Water Development Report (WWDR) that the main cause of water waste and…
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The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of…