Category: Past events

One Planet Summit: Let’s invest in Ocean sustainability !

On 12 December 2017, two years to the day since the historic Paris Agreement, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will gather international leaders and committed citizens, in Paris. The objective is to exchange on how public and private finance can innovate to…

COP23: A new call for the ocean   

Fiji calls for international ocean action: the Ocean Pathway Partnership It is a powerful symbol: Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for Ocean, introduces the launch of the Ocean Pathway Partnership and calls governments around the world for a common action on the protection of oceans. The ocean is a source of adaptation and mitigation solutions: this assessment remains crucial to…

The Ocean revealed, a new scientific book about the Ocean

The ocean covers 70% of the surface of our planet, it plays a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate and is home to a multitude of species, many of which we have yet to discover. The ocean is crucial for the functioning of life on Earth. With global change, many issues have emerged, and the consequences of these in…

A unique digital platform to highlight the main Ocean & Climate initiatives: ocean-climate-alliance.org

The Our Ocean Conference, 5-6 October 2017 in Malta, is the occasion for the Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance (OCIA) to launch its new website. A unique digital platform highlighting the main Ocean projects to mitigate Climate Change. The website targets both decision-makers and the broader public to communicate on existing initiatives involved in ocean and climate action, and their contribution…

COP23 in Bonn, Germany

This year, the COP23 will take place in Bonn, Germany, (6-17 November 2017). World leaders will meet to decide on the next steps to be taken to combat climate change. The Ocean and Climate Platform will attend to highlight the importance of the ocean in climate regulation. Discover our program: Thursday 9 November, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the…

Our Ocean, an high-level conference in Malta

The Our Ocean Conference on October 5-6, 2017 brought together worldwide leaders from all sectors and resulted in 437 commitments to take action for the ocean.  On this occasion, Queen Noor of Jordan, Brune Poirson (French Secretary of State for the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition) and Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)…

World Ocean Day: Make our ocean healthy again  

  With more than 8000 participants, ministers, heads of states and the entire ocean community, the first United Nations Ocean conference successfully continues today on June 8, 2017 with the world ocean day. This demonstrates the ocean has become a major priority for the international community.       Pollution, acidification, deoxygenation, overfishing…These threats amongst many others to the ocean…

French Polynesia: a climate refuge for the survival of coral reefs in the future?

A new model predicts that French Polynesia will serve as a climate refuge for the survival of coral reefs in the future New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems. These high-resolution projections,…

OCP Challenge: concrete solutions for the future

  To give a voice to a rather creative youth, the “Shipping” working group of the Ocean and Climate Platform, coordinated by Armateurs de France and Surfrider Foundation Europe, launched in 2016 the “OCP Challenge”.  This contest will give students the opportunity to work on the issue of the energy transition in maritime transportation.   For its 2nd edition, the theme for the…

In pictures: The first Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance Meeting

The first Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance Meeting has been held in Paris at Unesco Headquarters and was concluded at French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea on February 22, 2017. Before going further into the conclusions of this important meeting, check out the pictures of the day : © Guillaume Bounaud/ Ocean & Climate Platform To read the report of the day,…

Report of the first Ocean & Climate Initiatives Alliance Meeting

Climate change will have a major impact on the ocean, its ecosystems, maritime activities and coastal populations. Simultaneously, the ocean is a source of adaptation and mitigation solutions. In light of this ambivalent observation, a strong international coordinated mobilization of State-actors, the scientific community and civil society arose around the ocean and climate thematic prior to COP21 and until the…

First Ocean conference at United Nations

  In June, the United Nations will host their very first Ocean Conference in their headquarters in New York City. In order to develop “SDG 14” : the Sustainable Development Goals about the Ocean, many countries and organizations will be together to talk about the Ocean Initiatives that we should support nowadays. The Ocean & Climate platform and its members will be…

COP22 : Oceans move into action

Following a first acknowledgement at COP21, the ocean is pursuing its integration in COP22 negotiations, commensurate with its importance for climate. “The COP has never been as blue” stated Seychelles Ambassador to the UN, Ronny Jumeau, in his speech, on November 17th at the COP22 Global Climate Action Agenda high level segment. COP21 was already a key step: As it…

The ocean, now integral part to the Global Climate Action Agenda

Live from COP22: Launch of the Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance COP21 was a founding moment for international ”ocean and climate” mobilization. The scientific community, civil society, economic players and States have come together toward one goal: institute the ocean as a fundamental element in climate negotiations. The UNESCO conference for the World Oceans Day on June 8, the petition…

New scientific items to understand our Ocean

 The importance of the Ocean in climate change negotiations has been considered only until very recently. The following texts point to a change in mindset. They show that this planetary environment has at long last been given its rightful place in climate issues. Concerns such as the role that the ocean plays for the climate and the impacts of climate change…

Join us for the Ocean for Climate Days at COP22!

Give the Ocean a voice during COP22!   The Ocean & Climate Platform and its partners will attend COP22 from November 7 to 17 to raise awareness among the general public, decision-makers, social-economic stakeholders and the scientific community about the major role of oceans in the struggle against climate change. These many events will be an opportunity to draw high…

COP22: What scenario for oceans after the Paris Agreement?

While a year ago the ocean was still missing in climate discussions, it was finally included in the Paris Agreement at COP21 and will be the subject of an IPCC special report. It is now time to implement the commitments made by signatory States of the Paris Agreement. The race has started for each member State to define ocean-specific measures…

Between the COP21 and the COP22, the Ocean and Climate platform activities

EVENTS ORGANIZATION  World Oceans Day  The Ocean and Climate Platform supported the organization of the international World Ocean and Climate Day on June 8, 2015, or World Oceans Day. At UNESCO, the participation of scientists, international organizations and high-level politicians as well as the mobilization for the Ocean’s Call for Climate caught the attention of the media, the general public and…

First French American Climate Talks: FACTO

A joint initiative between the Ocean & Climate Platform and the Embassy of France in the United States, the first FACT-O conference was held at Miami Dade College to raise awareness on climate change impacts on coral reefs and ocean biodiversity. Not only that, but what better opportunity now than to visit Tara, the boat that anchored in Miami after crossing the Atlantic…

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2016 From the Paris Agreement to action

Celebrated every year, on June 8th, World Oceans Day was the opportunity for the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Ocean & Climate Platform to point out oceans ’crucial part regarding sustainable development and climate related issues. Decision-makers, experts, private sector representatives, NGOs and nonprofit organizations -gathered at UNESCO headquarters (in Paris) for a round table titled “From the…

Participate in the World Oceans Day at UNESCO!

For the third consecutive year , the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Ocean & Climate Platform have planned a day of conferences for the World Oceans Day At UNESCO, in Paris, on June 8th. This day will begin with events and an Open Campus for the young public on the topic of plastic at sea and climate. In addition,…

Exhibition “L’Océan, régulateur du Climat” in Paris

In order to celebrate World Oceans Day, the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial organizes on June 8th at Domaine du Rayol (Var) a scientific conference and an exhibition on the ocean as a climate regulator. To celebrate World Oceans Day, the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial organizes a special event on the role of marine and coastal ecosystems in climate…

The IPCC emphasizes the ocean as a major issue and dedicates a Special Reports to the latter 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), gathered in Nairobi from April 11 to 13 during its 43rd plenary session, set its work program for the 6th assessment cycle. The Ocean is a major priority, with a Special Report, dedicated to interactions between climate, ocean and the cryosphere. This Special Report on the Ocean, one of the major lines of the Ocean & Climate Platform’s advocacy, was officially requested by Monaco…

COP21 : The Ocean has joined the great climate negotiation entente

After many years of hard work and negotiations, the climate agreement approved in Paris on Saturday December 12 is a historical moment for the planet: it lays the basis of a gradual transition toward a green and non-carbonated economy. The deal has definitely changed for the Ocean. This mention appeared in the preamble of the final text “Noting the importance…

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Watch live the Ocean & Climate Forum on December 3

Be sure to attend the Ocean for Climate Days main event at Le Bourget: The Ocean Day at COP21! December 3, The civil society Climate Generations areas will be entirelly dedicated to the “ocean” theme, including the Ocean & Climate Forum organized by the Ocean & Climate Platform.  A first in the history of the climate COP. This forum will bring…

9 policy recommandations for the Ocean

“Taking action for a healthy ocean and a preserved climate” On the brink of COP 21, the Ocean Climate Platform discloses its recommendations While COP 21 is inaugurating a new phase of commitment on climate, the Ocean Climate Platform disclosed the content of its advocacy at the November 12th 2015 press release- in the presence of Ségolène Royal, French Minister…

#OceanforClimate days: a week of events for the Ocean in Paris and Bourget

Speak for the ocean during the COP21! From December 2 to 6, the COP21 will wear the ocean’s colors to raise awareness about its major role in the fight against global warming. This action aims at involving as many actors as possible, from civil society to decision-makers including socio-economic actors and the scientific community. On December 2,  an “Ocean” event…

COP21 Events of the Ocean and Climate platform

Discover all the Ocean and Climate platform events worldwide. An interactive timeline will allow you to visualize events in chronological order using tooltips. Different displays are available (press the 3D/2D button at the bottom left of the screen or ‘Tools’ at the bottom right to find specific events, or view all events according to their geographical location: Paris, Le Bourget,…

Thank you and bravo to the 10,000 signatories!

Dear signatories of the Ocean Call for Climate, First of all bravo and thank you for your support and rallying! You are one of the 10,000 people from all horizons and all nationalities to support the Ocean Call for Climate today. Just like me, you think the Ocean must be protected and its health must be integrated in our societies’…

Do your own #OceanforClimate

Do your own #OceanForClimate We invite you to get together for the Ocean, the Earth’s blue lung, with a call for creativity 150 days before the COP21.   How to participate? Pass on the Ocean Call for Climate in a fun and original way by taking a picture or a video of yourself illustrating and showing the hashtag #OceanForClimate in…

What Is the Future of Our Ocean?

What the science shows and what we can do about it. Conference organised by Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University and The Pew Charitable Trusts,  members of the Ocean & Climate Platform. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 14:00 – 20:00. At Maison des Océans (Grand amphithéâtre) 195 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris. The ocean is critical to sustaining life on our planet,…

World Ocean Day at UNESCO

Drum up for the Ocean before the COP21 June 8th 2015 at UNESCO, Paris, France To celebrate the World Ocean Day of the United Nations, happening each year on June 8th, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC UNESCO) organizes with the Ocean and Climate platform, a full day special event on the ocean and its interaction with climate change. With…

Exhibition Ocean & Climate: Getting hot in here!

From 3 April 2015 on, NAUSICAA proposes a new exhibition entitled “Ocean & Climate: getting hot in here!”. This exhibition is carried out in partnership with Météo-France and the National Museum of Natural History.  In December 2015, France will be hosting the 21st climate conference, Paris Climat 2015. NAUSICAA and the partners of the Ocean and Climate Platform 2015 will be busy…

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Scientific workshops, advocacy, conferences

– Special report on the Ocean of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) From February 2015 to the beginning of 2016 by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Principality of Monaco’s government A special request has been made to the IPCC in order to publish a special report on the ocean. This request is part of the main goals of…

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Conference: “Is coastal erosion inevitable?”

On May 13th 2015 at Maison des Océans, Paris, France A conference hosted by Yvonne Battiau-Queney (Professor at the University Lille 1, president of EUCC-France) and Patrick Bazin (head of department of asset management, Conservatoire du littoral). What are the evolutions of the coastline and what are they due to? What are the solutions to coastal erosion?

Surfrider Campus Tour

Raise awareness of the Ocean’s cause in France and Europe. From June to December 2015 in France and Europe by Surfrider Foundation Europe From the World Ocean Day to the COP21, through about fifteen public awareness and education events in France and Europe (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal), Surfrider organizes different events to meet the general public and particularly the youth.…

Pavillon Tara, Ocean and Climate in Paris

A unique space in Paris to discover the extent of the Ocean & Climate issues. From November 12th to December 20th on the banks of the Seine under the Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France A space of exhibitions, screenings and conferences dedicated to the Ocean and the Climate during the COP21 on the banks of the Seine, under the Pont…

The schooner Tara in Paris during the COP21

Tara, Ocean Ambassador for the COP21 From November to December 2015 On the banks of the Seine under the Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France Tara Expeditions reaffirms its commitment to the oceans through its presence in Paris in November and December 2015 for the Paris Climate Conference 2015 with exhibitions, conferences, visits onboard and meetings with the public.

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Launch of the Ocean & Climate platform at UNESCO

On June 10th 2014, during the World Ocean Day, a group of 20 research and non-governmental organizations announced, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the launch of the Ocean and Climate Platform 2015. This multi-stakeholder alliance announced their goal to integrate the Ocean in climate negotiations. This announcement took place prior to the Conference of the Parties to the United…

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Climate march

On September 21st, the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis.

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Climate summit

Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies

One planet One Ocean – 2nd international ocean research conference

Taking stock of progress and discoveries in global ocean research, and defining a roadmap for the years to come. Such is the ambition of the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference In the 10 years since the 1st International Ocean Research Conference, organized at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, our knowledge of the ocean has improved at an unprecedented rate. “At that…