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.

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…

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…

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…