Victorien Erussard left his experimental vessel on stopover in Venice to attend an event at United Nations headquarters. In New York, the founder and captain of Energy Observer and French ambassador for the sustainable development goals (SDGs), will present his project to attendees at a high level political forum.
Victorien Erussard is in New York, United States, from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th of July. He accompanies the Secretary of State, Brune Poirson, at the high-level segment as a member of the French delegation. This is an important meeting for the future of our planet. Since Monday 9th of July, the United Nations headquarters has been host to a high level political forum for sustainable development. More than 5000 attendees, 150 side events regrouping governments, NGO, companies etc. are coming to exchange around the achievement of the 17 goals.
It is in this framework that the sailor and advocate for the ecological transition will present his project during the session on civil society initiatives to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs).During this day-long session, chaired by Brune Poirson, deputy secretary for the Ecological and Inculsive Transition, and moderated by Laurence Monnoyer-Smith, inter-ministerial delegate for sustainable development, where germans, Togolese, Swiss etc. representatives will present the objectives they are focusing on out to achieve these SDGs.
A subject that’s close to his heart. “Energy Observer’s mission as ambassador on this world tour is varied,” stresses Victorien Erussaurd. “Firstly, it is carrying France’s message around the world: that of the necessity to commit, individually and collectively, to implementing SDGs in our daily lives. ”
Energy Observer, the vessel of the future, is arousing curiosity and interest, which opens the door for meeting men and women who are committed and who want to change how we live.
A true Odyssey for the future
These meetings promote the local initiatives and sustainable solutions that exist around the world. The solutions are concrete examples of the 2030 agenda of SDGs. It’s about building bridges between cultures, new practices, and generations.
Innovations are spotlighted on a dedicated digital platform. “We are fortunate to have a camera crew on board and we are making two kinds of films,” explains the sailor. “Documentary films for the Canal+ group, realized by Jérôme Delafosse, Expedition leader, and a solutions web series broadcast on a dedicated platform, which presents each film in relation to the SDG addressed by the solution. We are creating a database of solutions that is the guiding light for our Odyssey around the world, with the opportunity to choose films by their SDG theme. ”
A platform already fed by a series of meetings conducted over the past year and giving visibility to solutions that exist today, often simple, common sense solutions implemented by actors dedicated at the highest point to ecological transition.