Join Indigenous Voices for a Ban on Deep Sea Mining
Indigenous representatives from across the Pacific are calling for a ban on deep sea mining. This statement will be presented at the next International Seabed Authority meeting in Jamaica in March 2023, distributed broadly to the media and eventually presented to government leaders around the world. Amplifying voices from the Blue Climate Summit and the Pacific Blue Line, the Blue Climate Initiative and its allies are facilitating this effort to collect signatures on the joint statement.
On May 14-20 2022, over 200 scientists, leaders, youth advocates and ocean champions took part in the Blue Climate Summit in French Polynesia. Their objective was to advance ocean-related solutions to climate change through concrete, actionable projects. Significant progress was made as summarized in the Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report published today on the Blue Climate Initiative website.
The Blue Climate Summit will bring together world-renowned change agents to advance ocean-related solutions to combat the climate catastrophe.
Tetiaroa, French Polynesia - Blue Climate Initiative announced that its inaugural Blue Climate Summit for accelerating ocean-related solutions to climate change will take place in French Polynesia on May 14-20, 2022.
Blue Climate Initiative and its partners are thrilled to announce the three winners of the US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize, hosted in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.
The Blue Climate Initiative (BCI) is thrilled to announce the 21 semi-finalists for the US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize, hosted in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.
We are thrilled to announce that the Blue Climate Initiative’s #OceanInnovationPrize, conducted in partnership with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, has attracted 236 applications from across the globe, including over 40 from islands!
The Blue Climate Initiative is thrilled to be selected as one of the first flagship programs of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. With this endorsement, we will be taking on new responsibilities to advance Ocean Decade programs. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development supports efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and create improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean. Its ultimate ambition is to provide a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to create a new foundation, across the science-policy interface, to strengthen the management of the ocean.
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We are delighted to announce BCI’s publication of a compelling set of Transformational Opportunities for People, Ocean and Planet. This product of 60+ global experts proposes over 40 of the most compelling opportunities to use the power of the ocean to tackle climate change and sustainably meet humanity’s needs.
The Blue Climate Initiative is delighted to introduce the final winners of its Community Awards for Ocean Related Climate Solutions! Join us on a sail around the globe to visit these communities and organisations making a difference for People, Ocean and Planet.
The Blue Climate Initiative's Community Award for Ocean-Related Climate Solutions received 82 Expressions of Interest from applicants across 45 countries and island nations. A big thank you to all those who applied. All applicants will be notified by October 15th, and those shortlisted will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The Community Awards for Ocean Related Solutions will reward applicants putting forward the most compelling and actionable ocean-related strategies to combat climate change. Projects may include community programs working on climate change mitigation or adaptation, and strategies may include anything from awareness building and behavior change to marine protection and restoration programs, capacity building, livelihood development, policy change and research.
Blue Climate Initiative held its first online workshop for its six Working Groups on July 7th and 8th 2020. The Workshop brought together scientists and oceans experts to share perspectives on the most transformational opportunities for impactful change in the six thematic areas of its Working Groups: Energy & Marine Transportation, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing, Biodiversity & Nature Based Solutions, Mineral & Genetic Resources, and Sustainable Tourism.