Our world is in crisis. Climate change is accelerating, with monumental implications for nature and human societies. Addressing this global challenge will take unprecedented global collaboration. It will also take audacious creativity and entrepreneurship to think outside the box and into the “impossible”.
Oceans offer many promising opportunities to address the climate crisis. How can we best leverage their tremendous, regenerative power while protecting and preserving their ecosystems?
The Blue Climate Initiative, which was endorsed today as one of the first flagship programmes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, will soon launch a US$ 1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. The Prize will reward a brilliant, diverse set of innovators and entrepreneurs around the world that address our climate crisis through ocean-related technologies and approaches. The Prize is focused on innovations designed for significant impact. The prize will contribute to meeting the solutions-focused ambition of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development which is being coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
Winners will share a minimum of US$ 1 Million, be invited to participate in the high-level 2022 Blue Climate Summit, high-level Ocean Decade events, and be supported with visibility, match-making and mentorship.
Entrepreneurs and innovators: roll up your sleeves to apply soon!
Keep posted on the Prize launch by signing up at blueclimateinitiative.org/ocean-innovation-prize.
The Blue Climate Initiative is a global initiative bringing together scientists, community groups, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, influencers, and others to protect the ocean and accelerate ocean-related strategies to address the climate crisis and other pressing environmental issues. The fiscal sponsor for the Blue Climate Initiative is Tetiaroa Society.
For more information visit: blueclimateinitiative.org
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