12 December 2018
King's backs the world's oceans
King's College London is an official signatory of an open letter, calling on the UK Government to commit to their ‘Blue Belt Charter'.
King’s College London is an official signatory of an open letter to the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, calling on the UK Government to commit to their ‘Blue Belt Charter'.
Professor Terry Dawson from the Department of Geography joined over 50 prominent international and domestic marine and environmental non-governmental organisation, scientists and universities, as well as MPs and Great British Oceans, in an effort to hold the UK Government accountable for its policy commitment.
The Charter, outlined by Great British Oceans (a coalition of the Blue Marine Foundation, Greenpeace-UK, Marine Conservation Society, The Pew Trusts, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Zoological Society of London) requests the long-term protection of over four million square kilometres of marine environment across the UK Overseas Territories.
“The UK Government's commitment to the Blue Belt Charter, through the creation of a network of large marine protection areas, will have global significance for the sustainability of our marine biodiversity, which ultimately the very survival of humanity depends upon.”