A healthy Indian Ocean feeds, protects, and connects all South Asians
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Sri Lanka, April 9 -- It is the oceans that engendered life. The lives of humans remain connected to the seas, making the good health of the seas and the efficient management of sea-based activity essential elements for the wellbeing of people and nations.
The Indian Ocean offers tremendous opportunities and some challenges for the island, coastal, and inland nations of South Asia and beyond.
Regional cooperation is an excellent platform for leveraging opportunities and transforming challenges to promote the health of, and harmony in, this ocean space of common heritage, for the common good.
Take the problem of plastic waste. Up to 15 million tons of plastic make its way into the Indian Ocean each year, contaminating it with a trillion...
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