Photo credit: Shelley Addison-Bell by Shelley Addison-Bell, Communications and Brand Lead, Ocean Youth Working Group The waves of change are being led by youth all around the world who are echoing the urgent call for action against the climate crisis. The Ocean Youth Working Group of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) hosted a …

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by Shelley Addison-bell, Ocean Youth Working Group Communications and Brand Lead Photo source: Shelley Addison-bell (Author) The world’s oceans are filled with life, from vibrant coral reefs to shallow shores. Beneath its surface is a crucial hero of marine ecosystems: seagrass. For World Seagrass Day, on March 1, we came together to recognize the vital …

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by Nafesha Richardson, Commonwealth Blue Charter Ocean Gender Outreach Assistant The ocean has long captivated humanity with its vastness and mysterious depths. It is not only a source of sustenance but also a driving force behind weather patterns and a habitat for countless species. As our understanding of the ocean deepens, so too does our …

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by Jada Chambers I once saw a graveyard come alive. It’s also the biggest graveyard I’ve ever seen. This place is called Baliceaux, a 142.1 km² island in the Caribbean that is part of the nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Baliceaux has a haunting history surrounding the Garifuna people, as beneath the feet …

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Small island developing states are especially vulnerable to external economic and environmental shocks. At the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, 1-4 September, the Commonwealth is partnering with the United Nations, governments and international organisations to help build the resilience of these countries. Fale Lesa, 24, a Commonwealth Correspondent from New …

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Mehzabin Ahmed, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Bangladesh, says Small Island Developing States are dependent on fossil fuel, but the renewable energy targets and initiatives of some of these small nations rival those of developed countries. When we look at the small island developing states, starting from Trinidad and Tobago to Tonga and Samoa, we see …

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Small island developing states are especially vulnerable to external economic and environmental shocks. At the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, 1-4 September, the Commonwealth is partnering with the United Nations, governments and international organisations to help build the resilience of these countries. Part of the discussion, writes Lyn-Marie Blackman, 27, …

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Small island developing states are especially vulnerable to external economic and environmental shocks. At the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, 1-4 September, the Commonwealth is partnering with the United Nations, governments and international organisations to help build the resilience of these countries. Khadija Holder, 24, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Trinidad …

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