Luxembourg Celebration of the European Maritime Day

Luxembourg 29th May 2017

The Luxembourg Maritime Cluster (CML), Odyssea and Deloitte organized the 9th Luxembourg celebration of the European Maritime Day. They were supported by the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Environment, CFL Multimodal, Jan De Nul and MSC. 150 guests attended the conference and the cocktail dinner.

Luxembourg Minister of the Environment Carole Dieschbourg, Professor Gilles Boeuf and SOS MEDITERRANEE Chairman delivered presentations on conservation and environment protection, biomimetic and bio-inspiration, and solidarity at sea. The conference was opened by CML Chairman Mr. Fabrice Maire and moderated by Dr. Pierre Gallego, Chairman of Odyssea. The full programme can be downloaded here.

The overall aim of the European Maritime Day is to bring the sea topics to Luxembourg, not only the economic ones which are essential to the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster but also the environmental issues which are essential to everyone. Albeit landlocked, the country and its citizens can namely have a big impact. Banning plastic bags and all single-use plastic, microbeads, rethink the use of fertilizers, eat less meat, buy the right fish, take care of the rivers etc. all these actions contribute to healthier oceans and initiate good behaviors. The real change begins onshore and the European Maritime Day’s conferences are here to remind everyone of the role we all have to play, the opportunities and treasures we have to protect and make available for future generations.

A couple of days later, Minister Carole Dieschbourg participated in a press conference on the actions taken by Luxembourg to protect the oceans. The press release in French is available here.

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