Global Biodiversity Coalition

The Oceanographic Institute, first official member

An international decision on waste

On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2020, the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius launched a new Global Biodiversity Coalition at the Oceanographic Museum. Supported by Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, the ceremony was concluded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The strength of Aquariums

This ceremony was an opportunity to highlight the success of the World aquariums ready to change to beat plastic pollution“, launched in 2017 and in which 212 aquariums from 41 different countries participated to raise awareness of marine litter around the world!

September 28, 2020: The Institute of Oceanography becomes the first official member of the Coalition

With this communication campaign, the European Commission is calling for increased action to protect biodiversity, calling on national parks, aquariums, botanical gardens, zoos, research centres, science museums and natural history museums joined forces to increase public awareness of the nature crisis.

Today, 28 September 2020, the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco is proud to announce that it is the first official member of the Global Coalition “Unite for Biodiversity”, adding its voice to the 16 organizations and associations that already support the Coalition and call their members around the world.

On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2020, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius launched a new Global Biodiversity Coalition at the Oceanographic Museum.

With this communication campaign, the European Commission is calling for increased action to protect biodiversity, calling on national parks, aquariums, botanical gardens, zoos, research centres, science museums and natural history museums to join forces to raise public awareness of the nature crisis.

Today, the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco is proud to announce that it is the first official member of the Global Coalition “Unite for Biodiversity”, adding its voice to the 16 organizations and associations that already support the Coalition’s charter and call on their members around the world.

A joint call for clean seas

In light of the many impacts on the marine environment caused by the excessive use of plastics around the world, the European Commission is calling on all national parks, aquariums, botanical gardens, zoos, science museums and natural history museums to join forces and step up their efforts to raise awareness of the need to protect biodiversity. The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco is the first institution to join this global coalition.

Photo de groupe - Lancement coalition mondiale pour la biodiversité - 3 mars 2020 © M. Dagnino - Institut océanographique de Monaco.

United for Biodiversity

Inger Andersen announces that 2020 is to be about protecting the oceans and she leads us to support marine biodiversity with the hashtag #UnitedforBiodiversity.

A message for the future

Virginijus Sinkevicius stressed the importance of protecting and preserving the world’s oceans for future human health and the fight against climate change.

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissaire européen à l'environnement, aux océans et à la pêche
Discours de Virginijus Sinkevičius, Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissaire européen à l'environnement, aux océans et à la pêche

If we are to craft a deal that saves nature, then we will need the public to drive the political change that gets us there. People around the world will need to get behind our efforts to make 2020 the Super Year for Nature.

Inger Andersen, Directrice Exécutive du PNUE

Change your relationship with plastic!

Finally, a campaign by the European Commission was presented: it aims to raise awareness of the excessive use of plastic and the alternatives available to limit this harmful use: “Are you ready to change your relationship with plastics?

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