Jacques Rougerie participates in the debates and conferences organized during the Oceans Day at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio + 20. They bring up new resolutions for a new governance of the oceans: the implementation of a new Blue, responsible and sustainable Economy. The projects awarded in 2011 are part of the debates.

Rio + 20 marks an important step towards the consideration of all the issues related to the oceans allowing to accelerate the awareness of the emergency to considerate even more strongly the challenges of the ocean in the negotiations concerning the socio-ecological balance of the planet