The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) presents this Friday in Venice, Italy, the initiative “Blue Friday”, (“blue friday“) in response to the “Black Friday” commercial and in defense of the oceans.
The so-called “Black Friday”, the last Friday of November, Open the Christmas shopping period with great discounts and is one of the greatest exponents of consumerism, having started in the United States, then spreading throughout the world.
This year, for the first time, IOC-UNESCO launches “Blue Friday”, on this day and Saturday, to “transform a purely consumerist event in a moment of reflection dedicated to safeguarding and the restoration of the Mediterranean Sea through ocean literacy initiatives”.
The event starts in Venice, but an IOC-UNESCO source told Lusa that “obviously the objective is bring the moment to everyonesensitizing as many people as possible about the protection of the oceans”, and demonstrating that it is possible to consume and produce in a more sustainable way.
The initiative is intended to be an opportunity to propose concrete solutions to threats to all marine environments, not just the Mediterranean, the source also explained.
Round tables on the green and blue economy will be organized in Venice, with the participation of international companies.design” and sustainable fashion, and will reflect on the effect that consumer choices can have on the environment, in particular the oceans.
“Blue Friday” is organized within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), created to promote the role of ocean science to promote more sustainable development.
IOC-UNESCO was created in 1960 to study the protection of the marine environment, fisheries and ecosystems, as well as the changes caused by climate change.