Oceans – The New Frontier explores how human community insistently pushes the oceans’ limits, seeking to exploit all of their varied resources – minerals, fisheries, fuels and genetic material. The ocean frontier is constantly being redefined by new discoveries, technologies, national strategies, and ecological imperatives. Increasing dependence of humanity on the resources of the oceans has blurred the boundaries between the mainland and oceans.

A Planet for Life 2011
Coral reefs cover nearly 600,000 square kilometres (373,000 sq. miles) of the planet; they are among the richest ecosystems in terms of biodiversity, and provide shelter to juvenile fish in particular

The full Dossier is downloadable and a selection of representative texts are proposed for reading on A Planet for Life website

Regards sur la Terre

A Planet for Life is a publication on sustainable development, which combines the analyses of experts and practitioners from all over the world, giving the perspective of both Northern and Southern countries. Its principle: the diversity of observations. Since its creation in 2007, around 500 authors from all subject areas have contributed to it.

A Planet for Life was published every year in hard copy until 2015, each Annual focusing on a specific topic. In 2016, A Planet for Life has become a digital platform making available to everyone for free 10 years of expertise and analysis, as well as maps, agendas, etc. New issues are also regularly explored and presented online.

A Planet for Life website