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The latest UN High Seas Treaty session wrapped up earlier this month. Torsten Thiele of Global Ocean Trust shares his thoughts here on what’s at stake, and an accompanying Guardian article provides a useful recap of the Treaty’s issues and progress.

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At Monaco Ocean week we hear from multiple sources that the energy is high and the presentations are “new and varied” – covering seaweed, sea level rise, blue food, and sustainable fisheries among other topics.

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Earlier this month France’s One Ocean Summit in Brest convened global leaders to address ocean pollution, climate change and governance. We feature one particularly innovative initiative below: a game changing, new global ocean finance ecosystem led by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA).

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This year is off to a fast start for the oceans, with a constant stream of innovations, programs and companies. We update our Quick Dips (short reads), Deep Dives (longer pieces) and Calendar (see below) pretty frequently; we hope that combination provides you with a useful resource to keep up to speed and engaged.

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It was a busy year at Investable Oceans. We hosted over a dozen investor gatherings, generated funding for a number of companies, grew our investor community substantially, broadened and deepened our site content and participated in a wide array of panels, contests, competitions and conferences. We have no intention of slowing down in 2022, we share a sense of urgency with so many of you.

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The world’s highest-level and largest climate summit, COP26, began on Nov. 1 and gaveled in an agreement on November 13th. COP's ultimate goal was to negotiate and produce agreements to limit global warming to 1.5℃. It made progress, but fell short: keeping warming to 1.5℃ is not yet within reach, but neither is the door entirely closed.

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With COP26 less than a month away and the United Nations Oceans Conference now set for June  2022, there’s a palpable sense of energy and determination to take ocean and climate initiatives to a new level.

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We hope you’ve had a safe and enjoyable summer.

Last month’s newsletter emphasized plastics: this month we’re shifting to climate, in recognition of the pioneering and sobering Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) released by the IPCC this month that adds to the wake-up calls of the last several years.

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We hope you’re having a good summer. As usual, please find below a sampling of our site’s current content - you’ll notice an emphasis on plastics, in recognition of Plastic Free July.

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The last few weeks have been hectic, but good for the oceans with a near constant stream of conferences, announcements and actions over the past month and a half. 

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The oceans calendar for the rest of 2021 is exciting: in late May, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Kick-off Event, on June 8th, World Oceans Day and at the beginning of November, COP 26 in Glasgow.

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This past month has been an eventful one for the oceans. The United States made headlines by reentering the Paris Climate Agreement, the first global agreement to acknowledge the integral role oceans play in climate stability.

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The world continues to grapple with a multitude of cross currents. And while the heavy weight of the global pandemic and social justice issues persist, there are real green (and blue) shoots sprouting from nations around the globe.

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During a truly challenging year it has been heartening to see so many people and organizations continue to advance the ocean stewardship agenda, while remaining sensitive to shifts in societal needs and priorities due to the pandemic and widespread social justice issues. This dedication and persistence gives us great optimism for what the coming year and decade will bring.

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Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! It’s been a month since we released the investment section of our site, and we’ve already completed a number of matches, signed up more than 100 Accredited Investors and have over 20 companies and funds listed.

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Investable Oceans has launched!  Amidst the daily barrage of news about the world’s overwhelming challenges at this moment, we are pleased to share a bit of good news. Today, Investable Oceans, an oceans investment platform with the mission of simplifying and accelerating market-based, sustainable ocean investing across all asset classes and all sectors of the Blue Economy, is launching its full site. 

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