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ADVISORY: CAP, Oxfam America to Host Discussion on the Economic Case for Coastal Restoration
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ADVISORY: CAP, Oxfam America to Host Discussion on the Economic Case for Coastal Restoration

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 9, the Center for American Progress and Oxfam America will host a discussion on the long-term economic impact of restored coastal ecosystems. The discussion will focus on an upcoming report that will be released at the event, which highlights an analysis of three projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, in South San Francisco Bay; Seaside Bays, Virginia; and Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits. They filter pollution, buffer coasts against extreme weather, serve as nurseries that sustain fisheries, and support tourism, recreation, and the culture of coastal communities. However, we are losing wetlands in the United States at a rate of seven football fields per hour due to development, pollution, and sea-level rise.


Welcoming remarks:
Jeffrey Buchanan, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America

Featured panelists:
Telley Savalas Madina, Senior Gulf Coast Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
Lynn Scarlett, Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Mark Schaefer, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Conservation and Management; Deputy Administrator, NOAA

Moderated by:
Michael Conathan, Director for Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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