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“If we are not nice to the Ocean,
the Ocean will not be nicer to us”

“If we are not nice to the Ocean, the Ocean will not be nicer to us”

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

2025 UN Ocean Conference website

There is a lot to lose if we maintain business as usual, if we do not look and act outside the box.

Immersed in Change Conference, Costa Rica, 7-8 June 2024.

'Let’s be Nice to the Ocean' booklet - Executive Summary, October 2023

Social media tile Let's Be Nice to the Ocean - quote 50 years later.

Social media tile Let's Be Nice to the Ocean - quote change the tune.

Social media tile Let's Be Nice to the Ocean - quote Protection Principle.

Social media tile Let's Be Nice to the Ocean - quote make ocean protection the norm.

Social media tile Let's Be Nice to the Ocean - quote oceansphere.

The Civil Society Consultation 'Synthesis Report' and 'Executive Summary' by the Ocean & Climate Platform and the Varda Group, mandated by the France-Costa Rica co-presidency of the Nice Conference, October 2023

International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations daily bulletins and final report of the 2nd UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon, June-July 2022

Our Partners

An initiative coordinated by The Varda Group

Let’s Be Nice to the Ocean is 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.

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