The oceans: an indispensable asset for the balance of the planet
In the Presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
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Covering around 71% of the earth's surface, the oceans play a major role in how our planet functions. They regulate the climate, store CO2 and represent an indispensable asset for mankind. Food, medicines, cosmetics, raw materials, renewable energy sources, they provide us with so many benefits.
HRH PRINCE CHARLES-PHILIPPE D'ORLÉANS
World Ocean Assessment: The United Nations has just completed the first global integrated assessment of the seven-tenths of the planet covered by the ocean, including environmental, social and economic aspects. Alan Simcock coordinated the UN Group of Experts that carried out this assessment.
The role of the Ocean in the mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
TIAGO PITTA E CUNHA
The Blue Solution: There is a strong maritime dimension in each and every of the key societal challenges we are facing in the XXI century. This fundamental fact is becoming clearer at the eyes of decision-makers and the race to the oceans will be a dominating factor in the years and decades to come.
HSH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO