Center for American Progress

: The Need for U.S. Investments in Ocean Justice Solutions
Past Event


The Need for U.S. Investments in Ocean Justice Solutions


Center for American Progress
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

In-person and online U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change COP26 event

COP26 attendees, please join us at the Bellona Foundation Pavilion (PV63, D), Blue Zone at 12:00 p.m. GMT.

Online attendees, please bookmark this page to watch the livestream.

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #OceanClimateAction and #COP26

The ocean has the potential to provide up to one-fifth of emissions reductions necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But for ocean climate solutions to be durable, they must also be just and inclusive.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on ocean justice issues in the United States and how lessons learned by U.S. leaders can help build momentum for ocean climate solutions. This discussion will explore how disparate ocean interventions can incorporate the goals of economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice to improve the public health and well-being of all communities, while tackling the climate crisis.

Introductory remarks:
Frances Colón, Senior Director for International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State

Distinguished panelists:
State Sen. Chris Lee (D-HI)
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, Founder and Executive Director, Azul
Anna-Marie Laura, Director Climate Policy, Ocean Conservancy

Moderator:
Anne Christianson, Director for International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress