Unesco Green Citizens

Oceans

The oceans we want for the future we need!  The 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
Indigenous and Local Knowledge
Oceans
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Agriculture
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Bahamas
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Peru
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Zimbabwe
#Women

Saathi

Saathi began in 2015, when its co-founders Kristin Kagetsu, Tarun Bothra and Grace Kane – graduates of MIT (US), Nirma University- came together on a mission to create fully eco-friendly, compostable sanitary napkins using locally sourced banana fiber. They  were inspired by the idea of improving women’s access to sanitary pads in India.

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Holau Vaka Taumako

Reconnecting with their ancestral knowledge and voyaging culture is essential for the inhabitants of Taumako. On this isolated Polynesian island, directly impacted by climate change, the elders set up the Holau Vaka Taumako Project to share their know-how between generations and with other islands in the South Pacific and Hawaiian regions.

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Waru Fire Program

Zan King, General Manager of Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ), believes that preserving biodiversity in Martu country is intimately linked with ancestral practices. To protect their desert ecosystem, this Martu organisation decided to reinstate the pujiman fire regime in the Great Sandy Desert, Australia.

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Amelëm: Tree Nursery

Determined to restore the forests of New Caledonia, Dr Christine Poellabauer is working with local researchers to set up a vast tree nursery. The aim? Grow indigenous trees and share knowledge with the local community.

Conservation of sea turtles of Côte d'Ivoire
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Conservation of Sea Turtles of Côte d’Ivoire

To protect sea turtles from poaching in the Ivory Coast, Spanish vet José Gómez Peñate has developed a protection programme that involves and supports the local community.

Nana sac plastique - Beach cleaning operation
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Nana sac plastique

In Polynesia, volunteers have formed a collective to fight against single-use plastics and protect our ecosystems. Through positive messaging, they have successfully built a wide-reaching citizen-led movement.

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WESSA Eco-Schools programme

Eco-Schools in South Africa give students the opportunity to actively contribute to the local community with a hands-on approach designed to drive positive change.

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Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica

The participative Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign highlights the importance of reducing and managing waste, bringing together local citizens to help shape more sustainable behaviours.

Oceanswell Ocean
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Ocean Creature Feature

To raise awareness about the importance and urgency of protecting the oceans, Sri Lankan marine biologist Asha de Vos created Ocean Creature Feature, a series of interactive, educational videos.

Tiny Desk Adventures
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Tiny Desk Adventures

Marine biologist Dr Asha de Vos strives to provide role models and inspire young Sri Lankans to protect our marine ecosystems.

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