A2020 News

POINT DE VUE. Protection pour l’océan Austral maintenant, un pas décisif pour l’océan et le climat

Source: ouest France By: Pascal Lamy et Sylvia Earle. L’océan soutient la vie sur Terre rappelle Pascal Lamy, ex-directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (2005-2013), président du Comité exécutif du Forum de Paris sur la paix et Sylvia Earle, océanographe, exploratrice et auteure américaine. Mais selon eux, « sa protection va trop lentement ». L’année dernière nous nous sommes engagés à …

Efforts to save the planet must start with the Antarctic

Source: World Economic Forum By Sylvia Earle “I am hopeful that Antarctica in its symbolic robe of white will shine forth as a continent of peace as nations working together there in the cause of science set an example of international cooperation.” These words by US naval officer and polar explorer Richard E. Byrd in 1957 are now inscribed on …

TRIBUNE. La France a protégé l’Antarctique pendant la guerre froide. Et doit continuer à le faire

Source: L’Obs Auteurs: Pascal Lamy & Geneviève Pons Dans une tribune, Pascal Lamy et Geneviève Pons, respectivement ex-directeur général de l’OMC et directrice de l’institut Jacques-Delors, appellent la France à ne pas oublier la biodiversité glacée qu’elle a préservée par le passé. L’Antarctique est un désert de glace et de neige. Sa glace contient 70 % de l’eau douce de la …

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 …