United Nations Convention of the Sea 2022

By Sally Campbell What is the “International legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction”? “In its resolution 72/249 of 24 December 2017, the General Assembly of the UN decided to convene an Intergovernmental …

Activists due to arrive at COP26 on the Rainbow Warrior

The following press release from Greenpeace published on 31st October, recounts the journey and arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in the Clyde, with reports that the boat was due to pass Arran on it’s way to Glasgow in the afternoon or early on 1st. (According to the shipping website North Channel AIS, she had passed …

Greenpeace is 50 years old: A worldwide movement for ecosystems

A review of the work of Greenpeace by Sally Campbell. All photo credits Greenpeace. When governments and companies threaten the natural world – Greenpeace supporters are there to confront them, and have been for 50 years. Greenpeace in September celebrated 50 years of striving to protect the planet and its many types of ecosystems often …

The Long Read

The Long Read by Sally Campbell Science, Environmental Advocacy and Politics in 2020 I have found it increasingly difficult to listen to Donald Trump and other politicians as they spread what I know is false news, or half-truths to suit their political agenda or ego about just about everything. And in the UK, debates about …

A Global Ocean Treaty ties in with the Climate Emergency

Sally Campbell, Arran resident and marine scientist, reports on the progress of the work of Greenpeace in developing a Global Ocean Treaty with countries across the world. My privilege this last two years has been to represent a major funding donor by participating in progress reporting and discussion within the Greenpeace team in one of …

The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection

“The Critical Path to Global Ocean Protection” Greenpeace’s strategy for Protecting 30% of our oceans by 2030 A report from Sally Campbell With all the focus on the sustainability of salmon fish farming off Arran’s spectacular coastline and questioning over its environmental impacts there is some encouraging news about our seas. After decades of industrial …

30X30: How we can protect 30% of our oceans by 2030

A report from Sally Campbell on the Greenpeace 30X30 campaign Read the full report: www.greenpeace.org Greenpeace is championing the urgent need to protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030, to protect wildlife and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. A strong Global Ocean Treaty would provide a legal framework to create …