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175 states sign the Paris agreement

On the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day celebrated on 22nd April, 175 representatives of worldwide countries met in the United Nations head office in New-York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is the first time an international agreement is signed by so many countries in only one day.
175 representatives of worldwide countries met in the United Nations head office in New-York to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
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Following up on the single use plastic bags saga: The decree of ban was finally published

Initially planned on January 1st, 2016, the decree implementing the law on energetic transition has been published yesterday, Thursday, March 31st in the Official Journal. This publication confirms the legally binding ban on single use plastic bags from 1st July 2016 and as a second step from July 1st, 2017. This time, no postponement is possible!
This publication confirms the legally binding ban on single use plastic bags from 1st July 2016 and as a second step from July 1st, 2017. This time, no postponement is possible!
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No more fishing in deep waters for Scapêche group

At the end of last March, the main french fishing company, Scapêche Group, announced they would stop fishing in deep waters by the end of 2025. After harsh criticisms, especially from the Bloom NGO in 2013, Scapêche had ceased fishing beyond 800m deep in order to « gradually stop trawling in deep waters ». This decision is in line with the « 2025 sustainable fishing » plan of the company.
At the end of last March, the main french fishing company, Scapêche Group, announced they would stop fishing in deep waters by the end of 2025.
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When will we see the end of microbeads in our cosmetics ?

Polyethylene, polycarbonate, polypropylene … If any of these chemicals are listed in the ingredients of your cosmetics, it’s not a good sign. What if you are unwittingly responsible for marine pollution when you apply your moisturiser or brush your teeth? For over 25 years, microbeads have been present in our cosmetics. Recently a real awareness of the danger of these components has come to light, on the advent of an international anti-plastic movement.
Polyethylene, polycarbonate, polypropylene … If any of these chemicals are listed in the ingredients of your cosmetics, it's not a good sign. What if you are unwittingly responsible for marine pollution when you apply your moisturiser or brush your teeth? For over 25 years, microbeads have been ...
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Is the ocean about to become a giant landfill ?

Each January, several heads of state and government and global business leaders meet over a few days at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. At the occasion of the forum opening on January 20th, Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur’s foundation published an alarming report.
Each January, several heads of state and government and global business leaders meet over a few days at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. At the occasion of the forum opening on January 20th, Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur's foundation published an alarming report.
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No break for trash! #oceaninitiatives

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Pas de vacances pour les déchets ! #initiativesoceanes

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Plastic waste: first predators of the ocean

Following an exclusive study realized on 5 european beaches, we present the findings and analysis of this study in the « Monitoring marine litter accross Europe » report. Based on the OSPAR protocol, this first report gives instructive lessons. 80% of waste are plastic such as plastic bags and bottles, cigarette butts and cotton swabs. This observation will allow the implementation of new solutions for a sustainable and effective battle against aquatic debris.
80% of waste are plastic such as plastic bags and bottles, cigarette butts and cotton swabs. This observation will allow the implementation of new solutions for a sustainable and effective battle against aquatic debris.
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Italians called to take a stand on offshore drilling

On the 17th of April, Italians were called to vote for or against offshore oil drilling stations less than 12 kilometers off their coasts. As the initiators of the referendum, nine regions on Italy’s coast, affected by the oil platforms, denounce the environmental consequences of these activities.
As the initiators of the referendum, nine regions on Italy’s coast, affected by the oil platforms, denounce the environmental consequences of these activities.
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Let’s block the offshore oil summit

A meeting, where the large oil and gas multinational companies will be present as well as the main offshore operators in deep waters, will take place from 5th to 7th April in Pau, in the south-west of France.  The holding of such a summit only 4 months after COP21 jeopardize the credibility of Paris Agreement. It is why  a contest movement has been started by Bizi, a Basque ecological association, and ANV-COP21. Naturally, we have joined this movement and support the mobilization against this summit.
A meeting, where the large oil and gas multinational companies will be present as well as the main offshore operators in deep waters, will take place from 5th to 7th April in Pau, in the south-west of France. The holding of such a summit only 4 months after COP21 jeopardize the credibility of ...
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Pau's Call : Stop Deep Drilling !

Surfrider Foundation Europe is part of the opposition movement initiated by Bizi! to stop this offshore drilling conference scheduled to take place from the 5th to the 7th of April in Pau. Please show your support for Surfrider and the other organisations taking a stand against offshore drilling and sign the appeal.
Surfrider Foundation Europe is part of the opposition movement initiated by Bizi! to stop this offshore drilling conference scheduled to take place from the 5th to the 7th of April in Pau. Please show your support for Surfrider and the other organisations taking a stand against offshore drilling ...
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Consécration du préjudice écologique en France

Une nouvelle étape a été franchie pour le préjudice écologique qui a finalement été inscrit dans le code civil. Nous nous réjouissons de cette avancée notamment suite à la polémique de début mars 2016 qui semblait remettre en cause le principe pollueur-payeur.
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Une nouvelle étape a été franchie pour le préjudice écologique qui a finalement été inscrit dans le code civil.
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Dégazage en Méditerranée : le ferry Carthage condamné par la justice française

Le 8 février dernier, la Cour d’appel d’Aix en Provence a confirmé la condamnation de la compagnie tunisienne CTN dans l’affaire du dégazage de nuit d’un de ses ferry, le Carthage. En 2012, le Tribunal correctionnel de Marseille avait déjà condamné la compagnie à 500 000 euros d’amende ainsi que l’ancien commandant du ferry tunisien Carthage à 150 000 euros, dont 125 000 euros mis à la charge de la compagnie. Le commandant et la compagnie avaient fait appel de la décision auprès de la cour voisine d’Aix en Provence.
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Le 8 février dernier, la Cour d'appel d'Aix en Provence a confirmé la condamnation de la compagnie tunisienne CTN dans l'affaire du dégazage de nuit d'un de ses ferry, le Carthage.
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non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them
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Our mission : Protection and sustainable management of the coastline

 

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non profit organization, dedicated to defending, saving, improving and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them.

From its creation, efforts have been concentrated on coastal issues, but today our scope of interest and involvement is spreading to related areas of lakes and rivers.

Originally, surfers…

Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organization brings together today about 1500 volunteers, 8000 members, about 40 local chapters, and more than 40 000 supporters in Europe.

Surfrider Foundation is a global network of regional organizations and local chapters present in many countries and on every inhabited continent (USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, Latin America,…). It started in 1984 in Malibu, California, where surfers aimed to protect their favourite surf spots from local pollution.

Today, an Ocean community in a broad sense

Surfrider Foundation Europe brings together people from all walks of life, with a common passion for the ocean and dedication to caring for the coastline.

No matter how you enjoy the coastline (sporting, bathing or walking), if you feel the need to act in order to save your coastline's natural heritage, then you can start by joining the Surfrider Foundation.

Its distinguished members include several sports and other well-known personalities.