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G7 plastics charter could be ‘Paris agreement’ for the oceans, says McKenna

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the plastics charter she is negotiating with other G7 nations ahead of next month’s leaders’ summit in Quebec could be billed as a Paris-type agreement for ocean garbage. McKenna says the talks are tough, but going well — and she’s confident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will

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Government of Canada targets plastic waste and marine litter with launch of online consultation

Plastic waste and marine litter pose an increasingly serious threat to our oceans and marine life. Canada is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our waterways, so that all Canadians can continue to enjoy the beauty, health and economic benefits that our oceans, lakes and rivers provide. The Government of Canada is working

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G7 Ocean Protection Initiative – Call for Advocacies

"What are we giving in return? We are giving the oceans a lot of plastic litter." Karmenu Vella - EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, hold 97% of the planet's water and produce more than

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Nine of world’s biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans

Voluntary initiative marks first time companies from Asia, Europe and US have joined together to stop overfishing, illegal catch and use of slave labour Nine of the world’s biggest fishing companies have signed up to protect the world’s oceans, pledging to help stamp out illegal activities, including the use of slave

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