Countries Agree To Protect One-Third Of All Coral Reefs

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries agreeing to and impacted by the project include Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New guinea, East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. This week at the World Oceans Conference in Indonesia, numerous countries made an agreement to protect coral reefs. The countries are agreeing to protect coral reefs, reduce pollution, stop over fishing and help coastal communities. The coral reefs included in the so called Coral Triangle account for a third of the world’s coral reefs.

Researching the deep of the sea with “Deep Heart” station

Green Prophet

This is a unique initiative in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea,” say Professors Ilana Berman-Frank and Yishai Weinstein of Bar Ilan University, who jointly lead the project with Professor Barak Herut and Dr. Timor Katz of the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR).

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Timo Handmade Finds Modern Uses for Vintage Fabrics

Green Prophet

Israeli designer Timor Cohen, the brain and creator behind Timo Handmade, is no exception, and uses her collection of fabric scraps and knick knacks to create one-of-a-kind dolls, fabric books, blankets and handbags and rid the planet of a little more waste. Made mostly from used and vintage scraps of fabric, Timo Handmade’s new creations have a warm, old-world feel.

Oh! How Beautiful Australia’s Brumbies Are!

Eco Chic

They are the descendants of horses that have been brought to the island continent over the years, including some from the Early European and British settlers (including draught horses), the “Capers” from South Africa, Timor Ponies from Indonesia, and even modern thoroughbreds that have gotten loose. If you’ve never heard of a brumby before, don’t worry. Even I didn’t know about them, and I’m half Australian! Turns out, brumbies are the (adorable!)

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Cool Green Science

One exciting commitment at the Congress was the Australian government’s pledge of an additional $AUD 6 million to support The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) —a joint commitment by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste to protect marine and coastal resources across the region.

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Blue Growth by Design

Cool Green Science

Pacific Island and other governments are already making strides to better regulate fisheries and in places like Indonesia’s Timor Sea we’re seeing positive changes. Before she joined The Nature Conservancy as our global managing director for oceans, Maria Damanaki served as the European Union’s Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Today 27 European stocks are fished sustainably—up from just 4 when Maria started in 2010.

Sylvia Earle and IUCN Invite World Leaders to Celebrate and Extend Ocean Protection

Green (Living) Review

Other countries supporting ocean protection include the UK, South Africa, Australia, and the Coral Triangle Initiative nations (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands). Watch this exclusively on The Underwater

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).