ENVIRONMENT officials and ministers from more than one hundred countries meeting at a United Nations conference in Montreal have renewed their commitment to trying to protect the world's oceans from land-based pollution.

They framed a comprehensive communiqué, after hearing from an environmental body representing more than 400 local governments, which outlined how its members can play a major role in protecting the oceans.

The conference was the first intergovernmental review of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Programme ...

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