The UN Ocean Conference being postponed, UN Global Compact has transformed its originally multiple-day high-level meetings into an online event. The event will take place on 2 June at 3 pm CEST.
The event will focus on the role of businesses and governments to ensure a more healthy and productive ocean by 2030. One of the plenaries discusses ocean-based renewables, with an introduction by Francesco La Camera, Director General of International Renewable Energy Agency.
More information and registration can be found here.
The Call of Applications for the 2020 Atlantic Project Awards is open until 18 June 2020.
The Award honours projects with outstanding success stories, located on the Atlantic coastal area in Ireland, France, Portugal or Spain.
The winner will receive a trophy and a certificate at the Awards Ceremony in France later this year. The awarded project will also be featured in the Atlantic Project Awards’ electronic publications and media coverage. The Atlantic Project Awards will further promote the ‘scaling up of best practices at regional and national levels’.
Any ocean energy project inside the Atlantic Strategy area and funded at local, regional, national, or European level from public and/or private sources can apply under the ‘Marine Renewable Energy’ category.
You can apply here.
The UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, will organise a high-level meeting on Harnessing Ocean Electricity at the 2020 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon on 2-6 June.
The meeting is based on the Five Tipping Points identified by the Global Compact's Action Platform for Oceans. The Platform joins together leading actors from business, academia and governments to determine how ocean industries can deliver a healthy ocean and a prosperous ocean economy.
The Action Platform has created Sustainable Ocean Principles that companies can endorse in order to demonstrate their commitment to ocean sustainability. Companies with a combined market value exceeding 2.5 trillion US dollars have already signed on. This initiative will enable the market forces to drive development in the right, more sustainable direction.
More information on endorsing the Principles can be found here.