EU pledges US$860 million to combat threat to oceans

A GLOBAL conference to save the world’s oceans kicked off in Panama yesterday with an EU pledge of more than US$860 million (RM3.85 billion) for research, monitoring and conservation in 2023.

For two days, political and business leaders, environmental activists and academics are grappling with how best to address a multitude of threats facing the oceans – from climate change and pollution to overfishing and mining.