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Could investigate and expose governments that are failing to protect the oceans to turn up the political heat for UN negotiations


Could fund scientific research to discover vital ecosystems and species that need immediate protection from destructive industries

Why do we need a Global Oceans Treaty?

Our oceans sustain all life on earth but they are under threat from destructive industries like industrial fishing, deep-sea mining and plastic pollution. Oceans and marine wildlife need the space to recover free from harmful human activity. Scientists predict we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis.

What is a Global Ocean Treaty?

It's an international agreement – currently under negotiation by governments at the UN – that would make it possible to properly protect the high seas through a network of oceans sanctuaries. 

What are ocean sanctuaries?

Sanctuaries are similar to national parks, just in the ocean. They are designed to protect ecosystems from human exploitation, which means forbidding industrial fishing, mining, and other destructive human activities.

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Right now Greenpeace is in New York keeping the pressure on world leaders

Countries are currently gathered at the United Nations to finalise a Global Ocean Treaty to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.

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Greenpeace lit up the New York skyline to deliver a message through the eye of a whale.

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Greenpeace USA activists send a clear message to world leaders at the start of the second week of the resumed IGC5 negotiations.

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An immersive portal to the ocean was opened outside UN negotiations by Greenpeace USA in collaboration with Gregory Corbino and Chalk Riot. We celebrated the beauty of the world's oceans, shared the threats they face, and demanded that world governments make history by protecting them.

Help power our campaign to secure a win for our oceans and our future. 

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