In Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting a two-day summit on the problems facing the world’s oceans including acidification, sustainable fisheries and marine pollution. Around 400 people from 80 countries are gathering at the US State Department on 16 and 17 June for the Our Ocean conference. Price Albert II of Monaco, Kiribati president Anote Tong and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim are all expected to attend.
“Governments, individuals and communities can act now to reverse these trends. We can protect the ocean if we all start treating it like our ocean,” said Kerry.