August 19, 2019

Ocean and Climate: the maritime economy and the ecological transition

From August 20th to August 23rd, Surfrider Foundation Europe is setting up the Ocean Pavilion for four days of meetings prior to Biarritz’s G7 summit that should allow ocean preservation to be a part of the diplomatic negotiations. Throughout conferences and discussions, the Ocean Pavilion will focus on four thematics, including the ecological transition of maritime transport – a key issue that will have its own dedicated day (on August 23rd) within the event.

Through the implementation of a label to measure and reduce CO2 emissions produced by maritime transport, Surfrider Europe intends to work in tandem with shipowners and other companies in the sector. The Ocean Pavilion will focus on the commitments that certain key players in the maritime economy have made to reduce their carbon footprint. This last day, dedicated to the relationship between the ocean and climate, aims to explore the different levers that could encourage all the other actors in the sector to effectively register their activities as part of the ecological transition. Green Marine’s executive director, David Bolduc, will present the voluntary environmental certification program established in Canada and the United States.

Information on the Ocean Pavilion Event

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Ocean and Climate: the maritime economy and the ecological transition