Welcome to Let's Be Nice to the Ocean
Welcome to Let’s Be Nice to the Ocean, an initiative coordinated by The Varda Group in cooperation with the Ocean & Climate Platform and in partnership with TBA21-Academy, Dona Bertarelli Philanthropy, the Tara Ocean Foundation, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, MedPAN and Ocean Born Foundation.
The French and Costa Rican co-presidency of the Third United Nations Ocean Conference (Nice, France, 9-13 June 2025) has mandated the Varda Group and the Ocean & Climate Platform to co-facilitate the input and participation of civil society in Nice. This is a participatory process for all ocean voices: #BeNiceToTheOcean and make your voice be heard in Nice!
Ambassador Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Special Envoy of President Macron for the 3rd UN Ocean Conference, in his foreword to Let’s be Nice to the Ocean
Ambassador Gina Guillén-Grillo, Director General of Foreign Policy, Costa Rica
Share your Thinking Outside the Box
Embark on the journey to Nice with us! Following the release of Let’s be Nice to the Ocean in November 2023 on the website of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, born from the dynamic dialogues initiated prior to the 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in June 2022, we're extending an open invitation to all ocean voices.
We invite you to consider a collective shift in perspective for our Ocean. Share your vision and proposals on our platform, and join us to challenge the status quo!