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.

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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…

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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…

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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…