"The Commonwealth Blue Charter All Champions meeting has
provided the time and space for Kenya to once again demonstrate
its leadership role in championing the sustainable blue economy.
"The blue economy is the future, and as the Commonwealth, we
must work together to find ways to take advantage of the ocean’s
vast resources in a sustainable and responsible manner."
Other action groups include:
Aquaculture (led by Cyprus), Coral Reef Protection and
Restoration (Australia, Belize, Mauritius), Mangrove
Restoration (Sri Lanka), Ocean Acidification (New Zealand),
Ocean Observations (Canada), Ocean and Climate Change
(Fiji), Marine Plastic Pollution (United Kingdom, Vanuatu)
and Marine Protected Areas (Seychelles).
From 18 to 21 June, delegates focused on strategies to rally
members, mobilise resources for collaborative projects and boost
A special networking day co-organised with Bloomberg
Philanthropies homed in on intensifying partnerships, linking up
countries with more than 50 potential partners from the private
sector, academia, civil society, philanthropies and the
international development community.
Finally, delegates were hosted by the UK Foreign and
Commonwealth Office to discuss priorities leading up to the next
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in June 2020.
Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources, Nicholas
"The Commonwealth Blue Charter fills the gap between high
level global commitments and concrete cooperation on the ground,
where member countries can help, inspire, motivate, and learn
from each other, in order to achieve our shared ocean goals.
"The All Champions meeting this week has set a roadmap to the
future and we are excited to deliver on it."
For more information, visit the Commonwealth Blue Charter