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.

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…