A2020 News

Protect tomorrow, make history today –  Support the largest act of Ocean protection ever!

Leaders are considering three new marine protected areas in Antarctica. Collectively, the East Antarctic, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula marine protected areas would protect almost 1% of the Ocean globally- covering almost 4 million km2. Our world is reeling from a combination of the impacts of human encroachment on nature and vapid global leadership. Temperatures on the Antarctic continent are …

Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas: Why Ambitious Ocean Protection Is Still Possible in 2020

Watch this Deep Dive on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Organised by Ocean Unite and Antarctica2020, this Deep Dive originally aired on June 2nd (2020) as part of the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues.

Philippe Cousteau: Our encroachment into nature increases the risk of future pandemics

Source: RT.  Covid-19 has put our economic activity into an induced coma but given the planet a rare chance to take a deep breath. Is it a blessing in disguise, or is it too early to celebrate Earth being given a second chance? We talked about this with the environmental advocate, explorer, filmmaker and Emmy-nominated host and producer, Philippe Cousteau.

From 10% to 30×30 – no time to waste for marine biodiversity

By Virginijus Sinkevicius, for EURACTIV. The EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy will increase the EU’s network of marine protected areas, writes Virginijus Sinkevicius.

Proteger el Océano Austral es indispensable para la salud del océano mundial

Por Philippe Cousteau para EFEVERDE. En 1976, mi abuelo y mi padre navegaron 15.000 kms con el Calypso desde Mónaco hasta la Antártida. Descubrieron allí la majestad intacta del continente blanco. Desde entonces mi abuelo jugó un papel crucial en la campaña que llevó a la creación del Protocolo de Protección Ambiental del Tratado Antártico. Ahora, casi tres décadas después, …

On the Edge – Lewis Pugh

Watch a new short film “On The Edge: Lewis Pugh”. The film shows the lengths to which this incredible man goes to bring the world’s attention to his biggest passion, our planet’s ocean.

Roscongress World Ocean Day Panel

The Roscongress hosted a pre-recorded World Ocean Day panel titled Time is running out. We need bold action to save the ocean. Is this a mission possible?. 

Salvar el océano Austral: objetivo 2020

Por Philippe Cousteau para El País. Philippe Cousteau se suma a la campaña para conseguir proteger siete millones de kilómetros cuadrados de aguas australes en la Antártida.

Pascal Lamy: China Must Take Leadership on Protecting the Environment

Source: Caixin Global. By Pascal Lamy – The global Covid-19 pandemic has paralyzed our way of life, causing hardship, misery and suffering the world over. It has shown how vulnerable our economic system is to these kinds of shockwaves and highlighted the undeniable link between biodiversity and climate crises.

Congratulating Russia on its 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica

Letter to Vladimir Putin by Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau