Children for the Oceans and Thomas Lesage, Godfather of the World Ocean Day at the Aquarium de la Porte Doré in Paris on June 8th

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Thomas had the chance to be invited as godfather of the World Ocean Day at the Aquarium of the Porte Doré in Paris with Valérie Masson- Delmotte, a French climate scientist and Research Director at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, where she works in the Climate and Environment Sciences Laboratory (LSCE).

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Children for the Oceans also joined the March for the Oceans organised by Surfrider on the dame day.

Launch of new awareness sessions in Toulouse area

 

 

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Between April and June, 10 awareness sessions will be organised by Children for the Oceans to increase the awareness of kids to the protection of the Ocean. Even if each of us does not live close to the Ocean, we, all, have an impact on the ocean based on the way we live, consume and act as citizens.

The first awareness session was held in a small village, Menville, close to Toulouse. More than 50 kids attended the session. During this session, I shared with them daily tips to contribute to save the planet and the ocean.

 

Monaco Blue Initiative

Children for the Oceans had the chance to attend the opening session of the Monaco Blue Initiative at the end of March. This 10th edition gathered more than 140 participants from 26 countries and had a complete focus on Marine Protected Areas (MPA).

The Monaco Blue Initiative is an event well known for ocean experts, which is organised under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The event aimed to provide the opportunity to focus on solutions to develop Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in terms of percentage but also level of protection and efficiency in view of the post-2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

This is a great opportunity for Children for the Oceans as I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission, H.E. Mr. José Apolinário, Secretary of State for Fisheries, Government of Portugal and Dr. François Houllier, Président Directeur Général de l’IFREMER.

Children for the Oceans’ actions include the attendance to international events as we need to make our voice heard and we could not longer wait for pragmatic actions to save our ocean!

Thomas at MBI