Why an “Ocean and Climate” platform?

The ocean is a key element of the global climate system, but so far it has been relatively absent from discussions on climate change. For all of us participating in the Ocean and Climate Platform, it is essential to include the ocean among the issues and challenges discussed in the context of climate negociations.

1st 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 World Ocean conference at United Nations

From June 5 to 9, 2017, the United Nations will host their very first World 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…

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…