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Global Partnership for Oceans



Year Joined:  2014

The Global Partnership for Oceans is a new and powerful approach to restoring ocean health.  It mobilizes finance and knowledge to activate proven solutions at an unprecedented scale for the benefit of communities, countries and global well-being.

The GPO is a growing alliance of over 140 governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector interests committed to addressing the threats to the health, productivity and resilience of the ocean.

The Partnership aims to tackle documented problems of overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss.  Together these problems are contributing to the depletion of a natural resource bank that provides nutrition, livelihoods and vital ecosystem services.

The World Bank has helped facilitate the development of the GPO because it has recognized that improving ocean health is fundamental to poverty reduction and economic growth.

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