Shiva Polefka is the associate director for Ocean Policy at American Progress, where he works on domestic and international affairs related to marine natural resource management, with a focus on identifying and developing opportunities to link equitable economic growth with the protection and restoration of ocean health.

Shiva earned his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and previously worked as an analyst for the Coast and Ocean program at the Environmental Defense Center, in Santa Barbara, California.

By Shiva Polefka
The Top 3 Reasons Why Congress Shouldn’t Legalize OverfishingCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2018
Blue FutureCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2018
Offshore Wind Means Blue-Collar Jobs for Coastal StatesCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2018
The Fire Sale of America’s OceansCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2018
New Offshore Drilling Legislation Is Big Oil’s Dream Come TrueCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2017
State Policies Can Unleash U.S. Commercial Offshore Wind DevelopmentCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2017
Scott Pruitt’s Lack of Action on Climate Change Puts Fishermen in Hot WaterCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Key Questions for Rex Tillerson on Energy and Environmental PolicyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2017
The Dividends of Coastal Conservation in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressAugust 25, 2016
The North American Leaders Summit Should Put Fish on the MenuCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2016
Ocean Planning Is the Key to Unlock America’s New Blue EconomyCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2016
Building Resilience to Climate Change Requires Investment in NatureCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2016
Opposition to Atlantic Oil Drilling Mounts as Big Oil’s Case for It Falls ApartCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2016
Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris EraCenter for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2016
Offshore Wind Energy Can Deliver Big Carbon Cuts for Coastal StatesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2015
From Risk to Resilience: Preparing U.S. Coasts for Climate ChangeCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2015
Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing ArcticCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2015
A Good Plan: Supporting the National Ocean Policy Ensures the Prosperity of Coastal EconomiesCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2015
Infographic: Flush FloodsCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2014
Coastal Ecosystem Protection: A Strategic Opportunity for the United States and IndiaCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2014
Rising Waters, Rising ThreatCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2014
Fighting Fraudulent FishingCenter for American ProgressOctober 9, 2014
The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal EcosystemsCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2014
The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal EcosystemsCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2014
The Top 5 Challenges Facing the New NOAA AdministratorCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2014
5 More Items for President Obama’s Climate Change To-Do ListCenter for American ProgressJanuary 24, 2014
Moving Out of Harm’s WayCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2013
New Life for the National Marine Sanctuary SystemCenter for American ProgressAugust 28, 2013
Mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region Threatens a Sustainable EconomyCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2013
What President Obama’s Climate Plan Means for the OceanCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2013
Top 5 Ocean Priorities for the New Secretary of StateCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2013