Tag: climate

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…

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)…

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…

The deep sea: a key player to be protected for climate and ecosystems

The depth of the ocean is on average 4000 metres. In this area also known as “deep sea” there is no light, extremely high pressure, and temperatures that are much more stable than at the surface. Life exists under these conditions and every day we discover a little more about its diversity, weaknesses and the crucial services it provides to…

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…

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…

#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…