Patricia Ricard-Thoulouze

Patricia Ricard


Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard, France

Patricia Ricard has been nominated to the Presidency of the Oceanographic Institute Paul Ricard in 2005 and has been actively engaged in environmental protection for over 30 years. Under her Presidency she has made it a priority to bring light to the crucial role of the ocean in addressing climate change and has devoted her energy to raise awareness among population and policy makers. Between 2010 and 2015 she was also involved with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) for which she produced a report on biomimicry on the promotion of nature and science-based solutions. Since then, she’s been the Spokeswomen of the Ocean & Climate Platform, a consortium of 70 major organisations acting for ocean conservation. Through this, she helps build bridges between science and policy makers within the framework of the SDGs 13 and 14 and advocated for the inclusion of the ocean in the UNFCCC Agenda.


China Club

What if Nature Became a Profitable Business?

Patricia Ricard | Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard, France