Marrakech - France will launch with Morocco and Monaco an international conference on the oceans in January 2017 to reflect on ways to enhance and protect the Mediterranean, announced Thursday in Marrakech French Environment Minister, Segolene Royal.

French Energy and Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, delivers a speech during a Global Climate Action Forum meeting on June 23, 2016 in the Moroccan capital Rabat. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)