blue climate initiative


Our world is in crisis. Climate change is accelerating, with monumental implications for nature and human societies. Addressing this global challenge will take unprecedented global collaboration. It will also take audacious creativity and entrepreneurship to think outside the box and into the “impossible”.

Oceans offer many promising opportunities to address the climate crisis. How can we best leverage their tremendous, regenerative power while protecting and preserving their ecosystems?

To help inspire, stimulate and accelerate ocean-related solutions, we will soon launch a US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. The Prize will reward a brilliant, diverse set of innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world addressing our climate crisis through ocean-related technologies and approaches.

Winners will share a minimum of US$1 Million, be invited to participate in the high-level 2022 Blue Climate Summit in French Polynesia where their projects will be profiled and introduced to leading investors, ocean experts and champions and to high-level Ocean Decade events, and be supported with visibility, matchmaking and mentorship.

The prize will contribute to meeting the solutions-focused ambition of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development which is being coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.


   More details on the Prize coming soon!

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