United Nations Convention on Law Of the Sea, forty years later

Starting with the principle of “freedom of the seas”, which has long been enshrined and affirmed in treaties and doctrine, various issues and questions led States, well before 1982, to structure their relations and their hold on these spaces. However, a timid environmental objective was associated with this movement of appropriation of the seas, illustrated

COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity: how to integrate marine ecosystems into the global biodiversity conservation strategy?

1992-2022: What assessment 30 years after its ratification? In 1992 was held the Earth Summit in Rio, a historic meeting during which the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was created, among other things, a major governance framework for environmental protection. This Convention deals with biological diversity at all levels: ecosystems, species and more recently genetic

[COP27] United Nations Conference on Climate Change: 3 expectations of Tara Ocean Foundation

Monday, November 7 The recent report published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announces that the policies currently in place predict a temperature rise of +2.8°C by the end of the century. To reach the +1.5°C target, emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030. This objective cannot be the result of superficial measures

What progress has been made following the United Nations Conference on the Ocean in Lisbon?

Hundreds of new commitments for the Ocean registered Last February, the One Ocean Summit initiated by President Macron in Brest launched a year 2022 that can be described as a “Super Year for the Ocean”. After the positive outcomes of the General Assembly of the UN Environmental Program in Nairobi in March (UNEA-5.2), where states

Plankton sample after filteration through a 10 micron filter ©Sarah Fretwell // Tara Ocean Foundation

COP : is a happy ending possible ?

November 16th, 2021, National climate action plans far from the goal of 1.5°C In the COP26 negotiation spaces, we no longer discuss whether or not there is a climate crisis, as it has been the case for too long in the past. It was time to discuss solutions for mitigating the effects of climate change

Romain Troublé, General Director of the Tara Ocean Foundation and President of Ocean and Climate platform (POC)

[COP26] Making the Ocean our best ally in the fight against climate change

Friday, November 5 What is a COP? COP means ‘Conference of Parties’. The Parties are the signatory states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), signed at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, meet. The objective of the UNFCCC is for States to implement actions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Another failure of CCAMLR negotiations: no new MPAs in Antarctica!

October 30, 2021 CCAMLR: An historic conservation success story, but today nature is in an impasse. The CCAMLR, first founded in 1982, now brings together 37 signatory countries, including 26 member nations with voting rights, and 11 states without voting rights. The Commission aims in particular to take measures to facilitate research and scientific cooperation,