On May 31, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors will visit Ponta Delgada, in the Azores Islands, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. They will be welcomed by professors, researchers and students of the University of Azores specialising in marine biology, marine botany, and ecology. Meeting onboard Peace Boat’s ship, there will be an opportunity for the youth to exchange experiences and discuss with local students the impact of climate change on the Azores islands and their own islands.
The all-round watersports competition held in February since 2002, the Master of the Ocean, has organized a festival for the community to include the children from local foundations and provide them with surfing and swimming lessons, as well as wisdom about ocean conservation.
Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.