A2020 News

Áreas marítima y antártica forman parte de acuerdo firmado entre Chile y China

Presena Antárctica En el marco de la visita de Estado que el Presidente de la República, Sebastián Piñera, realiza a la República Popular China, el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Roberto Ampuero, firmó dos acuerdos con este país que permitirán continuar fortaleciendo las relaciones entre ambas naciones. El primero de ellos es el Plan de Acción Conjunta para los años 2019-2022, …

Protection de l’Antarctique : « La France et Emmanuel Macron ont la possibilité d’écrire l’histoire »

Source: Le Monde Auteurs Sylvia Earle & Pascal Lamy Alors que la Chine et l’Union européenne se réunissent pour leur sommet annuel le 9 avril, l’océanographe américaine Sylvia Earle et l’ex-directeur général de l’OMC Pascal Lamy demandent à Paris de profiter de ce forum pour convaincre Pékin de la nécessité de mieux protéger l’océan Austral. Tribune. L’Antarctique est l’endroit le plus froid, …

Antarctica: A historic opportunity for the EU to act for the planet

Source: EURACTIV By Geneviève Pons and Pascal Lamy The EU has a historic opportunity to protect the Southern Ocean at the upcoming EU-China summit, write Geneviève Pons and Pascal Lamy. Geneviève Pons is the director of the European Office of the Jacques Delors Institute. Pascal Lamy is the former director general of the World Trade Organization (2005-2013) and chairman of the executive committee of the …

The EU as a global ocean leader…including the Southern Ocean

Geneviève Pons – speaking at the European Parliament’s High Level Conference on Oceans: the future of the blue planet Good afternoon and thank you Karmenu and Gesine. It is a privilege for me to speak at this conference. And it is incredibly timely that we are here today – just days after 1.5 million young people took to the streets around …

Southern Ocean protection: Good for penguins, people and the planet!

Paris Peace Forum – by Geneviève Pons Antarctica2020 had the privilege of showcasing its campaign to protect at least 7 million km2 of the Southern Ocean by 2020 at the Paris Peace Forum in November last year. After several lively and productive days, we were thrilled when Antarctica2020 was chosen as one of 10 projects to be supported by the Forum …

Protecting the Antarctic for penguins, peace and the planet

Richard Branson – Earlier this month, the Paris Peace Forum brought people together from around the world in support of collective, global action. Over three days, states, international organisations, local governments, NGOs and foundations, companies, experts, journalists, trade unions, religious groups and citizens focused on the solutions needed to deliver a safer, more peaceful and healthy planet for all of …

Making Our Blue Planet Great Again

This is taken from the Antartica 2020 pitch at the 2018 Paris Peace Forum.  “The war is not over. Millions are being killed. Europe is mad. The world is mad.” That is what Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer, was told when he asked what was happening with the war. It was May 1916, and he had not had contact with the outside world …

ANTARCTICA AND THE SOUTHERN OCEAN: ON THE FRONTLINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  

PRESS RELEASE Paris, 12.11.18: Antarctica is a continent of peace and solidarity. It is the only place on Earth, where there has never been war, where the continent is fully protected, and where scientific research is a priority. Yet it is at the heart of a huge global challenge – climate change and biodiversity loss. Leaders from civil society, government …

Antarctica: Getting Multilateralism Right

By Pascal Lamy This week, the Paris Peace Forum convenes, marking the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War I. It highlights the importance of global cooperation, peace, and good governance for a threatened planet. Antarctica2020- an initiative that brings together a group of thought-leaders from around the world working to secure the strong protection of 7 million …

WILL CHINA CAST ITS VOTE FOR ANTARCTICA, AND THE PLANET?

Sylvia Earle – Beijing could be the key to unlocking a positive outcome at CCAMLR, writes Sylvia Earle Source: China Dialogue Decisions taken this week by just 24 nations and the EU could determine the future of the world’s greatest natural treasure: Antarctica, and more specifically the Southern Ocean which encircles it. The land, ice and waters of Antarctica are the …