The paper release coincides with the October 30 start of the meeting of the ISA in Jamaica, which is still considering mining the deep sea. It discusses the rapid market growth and widespread use of EV batteries that don’t use these metals, making it unnecessary to create a new environmental disaster in our ocean, and making investment forecasts for a troubled DSM industry increasingly gloomy.
BCI Publishes White Paper: “Next Generation EV Batteries Eliminate the Need for Deep Sea Mining”
Indigenous Peoples from 34 nations call for total ban on deep sea mining
Kingston, Jamaica, 20 March – Indigenous activists have made clear that they don’t give their consent to deep sea mining. In a petition presented today to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), over 1,000 signatories from 34 countries and 56 Indigenous groups called for a total ban on this destructive industry.
Impact Report 2022
A look at the impactful events of the previous year and BCI's priorities going forward.
Influential Fijian leader Ratu Epenisa Cakobau Signs Statement Against Deep Sea Mining
Head of the Kubuna Confederacy, Ratu Epenisa Cakobau is calling for a ban on deep sea mining in the Pacific. He joins other indigenous leaders and allies across the Pacific. “As indigenous people, we must take a stand on protecting our oceans. Deep sea mining threatens our cultural heritage and the health of our planet,” Ratu Epenisa said.
Taking a Stand Against Deep Sea Mining
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.
President of French Polynesia taking a stand
We applaud President Edouard Fritch and other leaders of the French Polynesia government who have joined the growing coalition of governments and government leaders calling for a deep sea mining moratorium. They join other Pacific countries calling for a moratorium including Chile, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Samoa.
Press Release: Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report published
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.
Press Release: Blue Climate Initiative convenes global summit in French Polynesia to accelerate ocean-related solutions to climate change
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.
Fresh off the Press!
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.