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“The ocean is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis” says open letter to UK leaders urging ocean protection

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, Synchronicity Earth has added its signature to an open letter addressed to UK leadership urging rapid action for ocean protection. Four actions for oceans The letter, which was supported [...]

By |2021-10-13T11:17:03+00:00September 25th, 2019|Climate, Deep-sea mining, Fisheries, Ocean, Policy, Protected Areas|Comments Off on “The ocean is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis” says open letter to UK leaders urging ocean protection

A landmark victory for the deep seas

These are challenging times for the EU, but amidst all the uncertainty, there was cause for celebration last week for ocean lovers across Europe. The European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU finally reached agreement to implement new regulations on deep sea bottom trawling in the Northeast Atlantic. After many years of [...]

By |2019-11-10T10:16:18+00:00July 4th, 2016|Ocean, Oceans, Policy|0 Comments

Brazil’s Tapajós River dam complex: lessons from the failures of Belo Monte

By Christian Poirier A blog by Christian Poirier. Christian is the Brazil-Europe Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch. This blog first appeared as a blog post on the Development Progress website. In the last decade, the Brazilian government has advanced an Amazon hydroelectric dam building program of unprecedented proportions. The construction of dozens of large [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:22:24+00:00October 27th, 2014|Advocacy, Hydropower, Policy|0 Comments