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Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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Single-use plastic that is used and thrown away often ends up in the ocean. A few years back it was estimated there was $100 Billion dollars worth of this material in our ocean.
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UN Secretariat, Conference Room 8, 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Event Date:
15/02/2017
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UN Secretariat, Conference Room A, 6:15 - 7:30 PM

Event Date:
14/02/2017
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Community Action to Protect International Waters, results of the GEF Small Grants Programme.

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This report reviews the effects of ocean warming on species, ecosystems and on the benefits ocean

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The task of saving the global ocean is one that no government or company or individual can achiev

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Implementing coral reef conservation and management through a community-based approach emphasizin

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