On January 23rd the Mirpuri Foundation will participate in The Ocean Race Summit Cabo Verde, in Mindelo, which is part of a series of high-level events to raise awareness and advance support towards Ocean Rights.

National and international attendees, including the Mirpuri Foundation, will address ocean rights, marine protected areas, sustainability & sport, sustainable finance and ocean literacy.

In the summer of 2019, the Mirpuri Foundation organised a scientific expedition to study the biodiversity in the seas surrounding Cape Verde and the results included the discovery of new genres and species.

The Mirpuri Foundation will discuss the findings at The Ocean Race Summit in Cabo Verde.

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The Ocean Race Summits

The Ocean Race uses its global platform to accelerate action for our marine world. One of the ways of doing this is by reaching the decision-makers who can make this happen. This is where The Ocean Race Summits come in.

The current series of 12 Summits, which take place between 2019 and 2023, are helping to drive new and improved policies around the major issues affecting the ocean: lack of governance, lack of protection, and climate change. The series also examines whether giving the ocean ‘rights’ could be key to ensuring its future.

The Summits feature innovative Action Labs, in which the participants break into groups to look at a different issue relating to ocean health, building on best practice from across the world to create clear pathways and actions. The result will be a catalogue of draft principles presented in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly in September 2023.

Started as a stand-alone event during the 2014-15 edition of the Race, at the stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, the Summits have become one of the most important elements of our Racing with Purpose sustainability programme.

During the 2017-18 edition of The Ocean Race, where the Mirpuri Foundation was the principal sustainability partner of the race, a series of Summits brought together a diverse range of global players to showcase innovative solutions to the ocean plastic crisis and to inspire action to help turn the tide on this urgent issue.

As a result of the Summits, governments, mayors and governors signed their countries, cities and states up to the Clean Seas programme, while businesses such as Volvo Cars made public commitments to reduce their use of plastics.