Peace Boat Attends COP25 in Madrid, Spain

Nov 27, 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, Peace Boat and Ecoship will take part in the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2-13, 2019. Thousands of organizations and individuals are set to be attending the conference, which is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the functionality of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Peace Boat is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with other non-profit organizations to co-host several side events and an exhibition for COP 25. A delegation from Peace Boat will travel to take part in these events, and over the two weeks, the organization will introduce its activities related to climate action. As an international NGO, we have been working to build momentum for COP25 with the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme and Ecoship, our transformational project to build the world’s most sustainable cruise ship to reduce CO2 emissions by 40%.

At COP25, Peace Boat will collaborate with partners to hold two side events and an exhibition:

Side Event 1
Ecological Protection and Renewable Energy Transition In The Belt & Road Event – December 3, 2019. 16:45-18:15, in Room 2
With the All China Environment Federation.
Share solutions for land and ocean to simultaneously promote renewable energy transition and ecological protection like solar and solar mode, flagship for renewable energy and marine protection.

Side Event 2
Youth Empowerment for Ocean & Climate Action – MOANA Blue Pacific Pavilion – December 5, 2019. 16:15-17:15
The event will focus on capacity development programmes for youth in the Pacific which connect oceans and climate. Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme, launched at the UN Ocean Conference and an endorsed event of the COP23 Presidency, brings youth from SIDS onboard our ship for capacity development and to engage with governments and civil society in ports about the impact of the ocean and climate crisis on their communities.

Exhibit at Booth 33 by Peace Boat and Global Kids – December 11-12, 2019
Highlighting the partnership between Peace Boat US and Global Kids, two NYC-based organizations partnering to create opportunities for young people in education, training and public awareness.
* Note - dates may be altered.