INDIA - PLASTIC OCEANS ALLIANCE
ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN - In the role of guardians of your geographical regions, there is also a responsibility to develop the blue economy for the international circular economies that a sustainable society requires if we are not to burn planet earth out.
India is one of the top twenty countries of the world that could benefit from joining an Ocean Plastic Alliance. We are shortly to invite India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to view the benefits of membership of a World Ocean Anti-Plastic Alliance (WOAA).
We believe that as a nation that enjoys seafood and is a supporter of United Nations SDG14, also part of the G20's marine policy, that India might be inclined to a harmonious push to combat this enormous international challenge.
The aims of WOAA are to investigate, formulate and pursue a system of ocean cleaning, where the interests of each member state is included in a Sea-Net designed to make the oceans a cleaner place for healthier fish, happier marine mammals and seabirds.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAY 23 2018 - FISHERMAN ADAPT TO CATCH PLASTIC
India Kadalamma - Mother Sea - thats what Xavier Peter calls the Arabian Sea. Xavier has been trawling for shrimp and fish off Indias southwestern coast for more than three decades, his whole adult life. But lately, when he casts out his nets, he often comes up with more
plastic than fish.
We share one ocean and one planet. We may care to think otherwise, but in the greatest technical challenge we have yet faced as brothers and sisters of planet earth there are no borders. What neighbor countries trash today is your pollution problem tomorrow, and what we fail to clean up today as responsible parents is our children's legacy for generations to come.
With plastic being a toxin carrier and bioamplifier in the food chain, we can expect that people ingesting fish exposed to marine plastic will be that much more likely to suffer cancer related problems in life, with follow on costs to the health services of contributor nations.
The unique quality of humans is our ability to reason and be reasonable. Provided that the main industrial players in the world accept that plastic production and usage is linked to Gross Domestic Product in proportion to wealth creation, it is reasonable to expect that those with most to gain from ocean research and regeneration might want to contribute what they can afford to removing what is possible to remove to compensate for their part in creating the problem, unwittingly though that may have been in the past.
What we are suggesting is an alliance between the top performing nations dedicated to cleaning the seas up. We invite those nations (and any others that want to fight) to join in the Big Clean by contributing to the cause.
We know that world leaders will consider it unfair if they are asked to contribute more than other nations, but would also expect that each nations should match fund any coordinated efforts of this nature. Funding need only continue until SeaVax reaches break even point, at which stage members might expect to benefit from ongoing operations without any cost of membership attaching.
Plastic Oceans Alliance (POA)
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The World needs an Ocean Action Plan to coordinate the efforts of member nations that in turn will benefit each other as the oceans move from one shoreline to the shores of a neighbor country. To help us develop an international strategy we need to generate sufficient funds effectively make headway, estimated to be in the region of $10 million dollars to develop a SeaVax prototype. Follow on expenses, or pledges of ongoing support should be included to cover the cost of helping contributing nations to set up fleets of ocean cleaning boats - and running them in a network or pattern that stands the best chance of regenerating our oceans.
THE ACTION PLAN IN BRIEF
An Action Plan will involve coordinated research, communications and operations designed to tackle marine plastic, working with other organizations and academics to make people aware of the dangers of plastic pollution and the need to review packaging policies.
An Action Plan will involve developing ocean cleaning vessels and a central hub to coordinate plastic recovery missions and recycling.
Collecting grants, accounting for and end of year reporting on progress to Ocean Alliance members.
THE G20 HEADS OF STATE A - Z
The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments and central bank governors from:
Founded in 1999, the G20 aims to discuss policy pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.
The G20's membership does not reflect exactly the 19 largest national economies of the world in any given year. The organization
ABOUT GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. Countries are sorted by nominal GDP estimates from financial and statistical institutions, which are calculated at market or government official exchange rates. Nominal GDP does not take into account differences in the cost of living in different countries, and the results can vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of the country's currency. Such fluctuations may change a country's ranking from one year to the next, even though they often make little or no difference in the standard of living of its population. The figures quoted here are only a guide.
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