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The reports on Rio+20 are in, and they are not good for the ocean. Many experts and activists from around the globe worked hard to formulate serious policy recommendations and priorities, and went to Rio to advocate for inclusion of ocean sustainability in the final report. Many of these hard working individuals and groups left Rio disappointed.
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will suggest ways in which we might move beyond Rio+20 and will invite us to mobilize as CITIZENS of the OCEAN in order to begin to demonstrate our commitment through individual responsibility and collective action.
Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
Photo: Fisherfolk using traditional fishing method, Batangas, Philippines.
Credit: Peri Paleracio | Marine Photobank