Unesco Green Citizens

Ocean

The ocean we want for the future we need!  The Ocean decade 2021-2030 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Ten years during which all key players in ocean science will be strongly mobilized to advance understanding of the ocean and its links to the climate.

People all over the world already do their part by creating amazing innovative solutions. Discover them now!

Learn more about UNESCO’s work on Oceans: https://en.unesco.org/themes/one-planet-one-ocean

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Zimbabwe
An outdoor learning session about the environment
#Women #Youth

Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum

How can environmental issues be addressed in California if native people are ignored? The Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California program aims to make their voices heard through education reform.

The Ocean Purpose Team turning plastic waste into fuel and hydrogen
#Women #Youth

Ocean Purpose Project

What if we turned waste into fuel? An Indonesian social enterprise has created a unit to transform plastic into hydrogen.

A hawksbill turtle – an endangered species
#Women #Youth

Cool without scales

“Cool without scales! This is the original program of the NGO Yayasan Penyu Indonesia. For these volunteers, saving the endangered turtles in Indonesia means fighting, on both the supply and demand sides, the trade in products made from their shells.

River Whale waste collector
#Women #Youth

River Whale

Inspired by a whale and its baleen, three Frenchmen have designed a system that filters water and retains waste in rivers.

Launching of a submarine device monitoring ocean health
#Women #Youth

Preserving the ecosystem of the Al Hoceima National Park Marine Protected Area

How to protect the threatened marine ecosystem of the Al Hoceima National Park in Morocco? By establishing No-Take Zones that involve the fishing communities.

A sailing vessel made from recycled plastic
#Africa #Women #Youth

Closing the Loop on Waste Plastics Through Heritage Boat Building

In Lamu, Kenya, to combat plastic pollution, craftsmen and engineers have designed the first traditional sailing dhow made entirely from plastic waste.

Divers monitor coral bleaching
#Women #Youth

Restore with Resilience

Researchers and residents of the island of Oʻahu in Hawaii are working together on an innovative project to enhance future reef resilience.

Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe
#Women #Youth

Run4Salmon

For the Winnemem Wintu tribe that created the Run4Salmon movement, climate resilience means reconnecting to Mother Earth.

Teaching urban youth about ecology and the climate crisis
#Women #Youth

School of Eco Diplomacy

In Indonesia, on the border of the tropical forest and marine ecosystems, a training program in eco-diplomacy is offered to young people. Its objective: to understand and become an actor of social and ecological change.

A girl holding plastic collected from the ocean
#Women #Youth

Blue Schools

“Sadly, even if we held a beach cleanup every day on every beach around the world it still wouldn’t be enough to cleanup the Ocean. Education is a vital part of a multi-pronged approach to ecological restoration.” That’s why the Ocean Blue team created Blue Schools in 2021.

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