Keeping up a positive summer theme, here are some "Reasons to be Cheerful" (© Ian Dury and the Blockheads)!
Last week we wrote about the Citi GPS Sustainable Ocean Economy report. In that report, Dr. Ying Qin, PhD identified policy reasons to be hopeful about our capacity to build a sustainable ocean economy.
Now, why not watch this short video from Friends of Ocean Action (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/friends-of-ocean-action_worldoceanday-oceanaction-bluethread-activity-7073924675080204288-TUws?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)? It explains what multilateral Ocean treaties are being/have been negotiated, and how they seek to put in place frameworks on important Ocean Health issues from Plastic Pollution, to Marine Protected Areas, to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
That's the good news! However, before we can really celebrate, those words need to be turned into action. That requires governments around the world to finalise and ratify these treaties as soon as possible.
Pinovo is playing its part as one of the early members of the WWF/Ellen MacArthur Foundation Business Coalition for a Global Plastic Treaty. We strongly support the Coalition's Vision of seeking a Treaty with legally-binding global rules and measures to drive change on a global scale. That Treaty can play a key role in solving the problem of Paint Microplastic Emissions, because #PaintIsPlastic!