EU - G20 GLOBAL TWENTY
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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.
According to many sources the European Union combined has the largest GDP of any other group of nations and is dedicated to tackling the ocean plastic menace in upping their calls for proposals on the subject.
Many of their calls are for collaboration on data collection and dissemination from monitoring, fishing controls, awareness campaigns and beach cleaning. The calls under the Horizon 2020 banner are too many and varied to list here, but tell us that the EU is looking for solutions and cares about our oceans but is finding it difficult to make headway, hence has upped the funding rate and committed to additional expenditure that may or may not yield a solution.
The European Union includes some of the top twenty countries of the world that could benefit from looking at ways of reducing climate change in the interests of slowing global warming, our melting ice caps, sea level rise and ocean acidity.
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.
The unique quality of humans is our ability to reason and be reasonable. Provided that the main industrial players in the world accept that greenhouse gases and 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 climate research might want to contribute what they can afford to building a sustainable economy free of CO2 that is altering ocean chemistry to the detriment of declining fish stocks.
CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS OF THE PARTIES (COP)
COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
2020 COP 25/CMP 16/CMA 5 TBA
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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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