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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.

 

 

There are a number of organizations that exist to promote world peace and societal projects for the good of mankind. These include the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and many smaller concerns that grant aid suitable projects. In addition there are incentives by most countries to promote clean energy and blue growth.

 

Each nation making such efforts may not know or rely on their own efforts such that a coordinated global attack on ocean pollution is the result - and that is what we hope world leaders will agree is needed for such an assault on the plastic that threatens to convert our oceans into a toxic poly-slurry.

 

One possible solution that we are here proposing is to create an Ocean Alliance against plastic, specifically to target the build up of associated problems for our next generations.

 

By coordinating world efforts we may speed up the development of potential solutions and reduce the associated costs significantly.

 

This is a proposal that is designed to reduce the cost of our administration, where applying for grants from different groups is sapping our efforts. This is because most application processes are complicated and time consuming, with significant delays between calls and funding. We might skip over much of the red-tape by asking countries directly for contributions for membership to an Ocean Alliance.

 

 

 

FOR OUR CHILDREN - The children of Burgas present Alberto Laplaine Guimarães with a gift from the Bulgarian City. Sustainable growth and aims for a circular economy are for our children and their children, and their children, and their children - lest we forget why we are working to clean our act up. We should hand the world to our successors in better shape than we found it. Copyright © photograph June 1 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation.

 

 

ONE PLANET, ONE OCEAN

 

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 you 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, it is reasonable to expect that those with most to gain from ocean research and regeneration might want to contribute what they can afford.

 

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 if they elect to operate their own fleets on a free-license basis.

 

 

Rank

Country

GDP (billions of US$)

 % of World GDP

 $M contribution

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1

Flag of the European Union European Union

$18,399

23.7%

1.840

2

Flag of the United States of America USA United States

$17,416

22.4%

1.742

3

Flag of China China

$10,355

13.3%

1.036

4

Flag of Japan Japan

$4,770

6.1%

0.477

5

Flag of Germany Germany

$3,820

4.9%

-

6

Flag of France France

$2,902

3.7%

-

7

British Union Jack flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

$2,848

3.7%

0.285

8

Flag of Brazil Brazil

$2,244

2.9%

0.224

9

Italian flag of Italy Italy

$2,129

2.7%

0.212

10

Russian flag Russia

$2,057

2.7%

0.206

11

Flag of India India

$2,048

2.6%

0.205

12

Canadian flag og Canada Canada

$1,839

2.33%

0.184

13

Flag of Australia Australia

$1,531

1.94%

0.153

14

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

$1,358

1.72%

0.136

15

 South Korea

$1,305

1.66%

0.130

16

Mexican flag of Mexico Mexico

$1,259

1.60%

0.126

17

Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

$868

1.10%

0.087

18

Dutch flag of Netherlands or Holland Netherlands

$853

1.08%

-

19

Argentinian flag of Argentina Argentina

$637

0.80%

0.063

20

Flag of South Africa South Africa

$349

0.40%

0.035

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76.59%

$7,181,000

 

 

OCEAN ACTION PLAN

 

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 to 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. We anticipate it will take around three years to get things moving.

 

 

PROPOSED 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 who are committed to such development, to make people aware of the dangers of plastic pollution and the need to review packaging policies.

 

An Action Plan will involve:

 

1. Developing ocean cleaning vessels and a central hub to coordinate plastic recovery missions and recycling.

 

2. Incorporate an awareness campaign to target young and old, to promote responsible use of plastics.

 

3. Lobbying Governments and Corporations for a rethink on product packaging design and recycling.

 

4. Collecting grants, accounting for and end of year reporting on progress to Ocean Alliance members.

 

5. As appropriate and to be agreed by members, winding down the 'Alliance' and handing operations over to individual nations or other international bodies once the plastic menace is averted.

 

 

World Oceans Anti-plastic Alliance (WOAA)

Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd

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United Kingdom.

 

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THE G7 HEADS OF STATE INCLUDING THE EU

 

 

 

 

CANADA - PRIME MINISTER

 

 

 

FRANCE - PRESIDENT

 

 

GERMANY - CHANCELLOR

 

 

ITALY - PRIME MINISTER

 

 

JAPAN - PRIME MINISTER

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM - PRIME MINISTER

 

 

UNITED STATES - PRESIDENT

 

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - PRESIDENT

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION - PRESIDENT

 

 

 

The Group of Seven (G7) is a group consisting of:

 

Canada

France

Germany

Italy

Japan

United Kingdom

United States

 

The European Union is also represented at the G7 summit.

 

These countries, with the seven largest advanced economies in the world, represent more than 62% of the global net wealth ($280 trillion). The G7 countries also represent more than 46% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) based on nominal values, and more than 32% of the global GDP based on purchasing power parity.

 

The concept of a forum for the world's most industrialized countries came from the 1973 oil crisis and grew from there. We are now facing an international plastic crisis.

 

 

 

 

THE G20 HEADS OF STATE

 

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

BRAZIL

 

 

 

CANADA

 

 

 

CHINA

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

FRANCE

 

 

GERMANY

 

 

INDIA

 

 

INDONESIA

 

 

ITALY

 

 

JAPAN

 

 

MEXICO

 

 

RUSSIA

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

 

TURKEY

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

 

The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments and central bank governors that is more inclusive and representational of world output, from:

 

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

European Union

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

Mexico

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

South Korea

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States 

 

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.

 

STATE LEADERS

 

Mauricio Macri
Malcolm Turnbull
Michel Temer
Justin Trudeau
Xi Jinping
Emmanuel Macron
Angela Merkel
Narendra Modi
Joko Widodo
Giuseppe Conte
Shinzō Abe

Enrique Peña Nieto

Vladimir Putin
Salman
Cyril Ramaphosa
Moon Jae-in
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Theresa May
Donald Trump
Donald Tusk

 

 

Member Leader position State leader Portfolio minister Central bank governor
 Argentina President Mauricio Macri Luis Caputo  Nicolás Dujovne Federico Sturzenegger
 Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Scott Morrison Philip Lowe
 Brazil President Michel Temer Eduardo Guardia Ilan Goldfajn
 Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Bill Morneau Stephen Poloz
 China President Xi Jinping Liu Kun Yi Gang
 France President Emmanuel Macron Bruno Le Maire François Villeroy de Galhau
 Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel Olaf Scholz Jens Weidmann
 India Prime Minister Narendra Modi Piyush Goyal Urjit Patel
 Indonesia President Joko Widodo Sri Mulyani Indrawati Agus Martowardojo
 Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Giovanni Tria Ignazio Visco
 Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Tarō Asō Haruhiko Kuroda
 Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto José Antonio González Anaya Alejandro Díaz de León
 Russia President Vladimir Putin Anton Siluanov Elvira Nabiullina
 Saudi Arabia King Salman Mohammed Al-Jadaan Ahmed Abdulkarim Al-Khulaifi
 South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa Nhlanhla Nene Lesetja Kganyago
 South Korea President Moon Jae-in Kim Dong-yeon Lee Ju-yeol
 Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Naci Ağbal Murat Çetinkaya
 United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May Philip Hammond Mark Carney
 United States President Donald Trump Steven Mnuchin Jerome Powell
 European Union President Council Donald Tusk Pierre Moscovici Mario Draghi

 

 

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