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OneSea is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Costa Rica that aims to protect the marine environment and give everyone a voice in doing so, regardless of gender or age. They were selected to be part of the first UNDP Ocean…
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Ecuadorian artisanal fleets produce some of the highest rates of endangered species fisheries bycatch in the East Pacific. Ecuador accounts for approximately 40,000 turtles accidentally caught in the Southeast Pacific. This innovation project, led…
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your plastic bottle after sipping your favorite drink and throwing it in the waste container? Now imagine producers taking responsibility for collecting, sorting, and ensuring that these plastic bottles are…
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Amidst global efforts, IUU fishing and related harmful fishing practices continue to threaten the marine ecosystems and undermine the sustainability of fisheries, affecting the resilience of fishing populations. UNDP Ocean Innovators are responding…
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A wide range of freely accessible digital and online technology has opened many doors to creative problem solving, career development, and management of our day-to-day activities. The role of women in sustainable development is significant in…
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For too long, integrating sustainable solutions was not seen to be good for business. But Luis believes, “There is no resisting it. Everything is pointing to that direction right now. The private sector will be obliged to follow sustainability rules…
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Helping small-scale or artisanal fishers get at the root of their dwindling catch and address systematically the challenges and threats to their fishing would prove to be a better route to ensure food sustainability and the economy not only of the…
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It's been a month since the UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) in Lisbon. Please take a moment to look back at the key highlights of UNDP and our ocean innovators' engagement at the UNOC, as well as some of the critical results from the week-long activities…
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Fortuna Cools' Coconut Coolers is replacing Styrofoam boxes with an all-natural, upcycled coolers made from waste coconut husks estimated to eliminate 50 tons of marine plastics during the two-year UNDP OIC implementation. Each Fortuna Coconut…
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An estimated 710 million metric tons of plastic waste will have entered our environment between 2016 and 2040, a result of plastics being produced, imported, consumed and quickly disposed of in unsustainable quantities (Lau et al, 2020). Plastic…
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Gathering more than 2000 participants and viewers online, the UNDP World Oceans Day 2021 event “A Conversation with the 2020 UNDP Ocean Innovators” highlighted a suite of inspirational ocean protection and restoration projects the UNDP is supporting…
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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. Contributing to the…