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Establish a new £500 million Blue Planet Fund to protect the oceans

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We will establish a new £500 million Blue Planet Fund to help protect our oceans from plastic pollution, warming sea temperatures and overfishing...

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This policy promises to set up a fund for overseas projects aimed at countering the negative effects of human activity on marine ecosystems.
  • A June 2020 press release restated the commitment to establishing the Blue Planet Fund, and in October 2020 the government said it was “on track…to be launched next year”.
  • The stated plan is to establish this fund at some point in 2021, so for now this policy is ‘in progress’.

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