Mario Soares: A Tribute for an Ocean Exemplar

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    Mario Soares, former PM and President of Portugal, statesman, exile, political prisoner, "father of democracy", passed away last week at the age of 92. In this episode, host Peter Neill pays tribute by discussing his many political and environmental achievements as contributions to the 20th century, most notably the creation of the Independent Ocean Commission's report “The Ocean, Our Future” and the Global Water Contract, both important policy documents with requirements and recommendations to guide the international community for the preservation of earth’s ocean resources.

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Resources from this Episode
< Mario Soares Obituary | New York Times
< "The Ocean, Our Future"
< Global Water Contract