The ocean is at the center of climate change, and is the undervalued hero of our global crisis. Making up 70% of our planet, it acts as Earth’s temperature regulation system, absorbs most of the CO2 humankind generates, and is home to most of the world’s life.
The link between climate and ocean is close, and complicated. For Climate Week 2020 Oceanic Global breaks these links down into bite-size pieces to help those unfamiliar with the topics at hand take the first step in making change: caring & understanding.
DEEP DIVE SPEAKER SERIES
Oceanic Global hosted a series of Instagram Live conversations hosted on the @oceanic.global channel throughout the week. This was a co-hosted conversation with experts and well-known faces to ask what’s on everyone’s mind: what’s going on with my ocean and planet, and what can I do as an individual to make a difference?
September 21, 2020 @ 12PM EST
THE OCEAN-CLIMATE CONNECTION
Content creator & environmentalist Nash Grier (@nashgrier) joins us as the #ClimateWeek kick-off co-host on our Deep Dive Instagram Live/IGTV series! Oceanic Global Founder Lea d’Auriol spoke with Nash to break down the connection between the ocean and climate change.
September 25, 2020 @ 12PM EST
CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE OUR EYES
Explorer & marine scientist Gaelin Rosenwaks (@gaelingoexplore) and travel journalist Natalie Lefevre (@island_natalie) shared their first-hand accounts of witnessing climate change around the world on our Deep Dive Instagram Live/IGTV series.
CLIMATE WEEK 2020 INFOGRAPHIC SERIES
Every day throughout #ClimateWeek 2020, spotlighted a different piece of the ocean-climate connection on @oceanic.global’s Instagram channel through a series of infographics. Graphics are available for download below – share on your channels and tag @oceanic.global!
WEBINARS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS
September 24, 2020 @ 10AM EST
CLIMATE RESILIENCY IN BIG OCEAN STATES
A Zoom-based webinar discussing how the tourism & hospitality sector can drive efforts to achieve coastal resiliency in island nations (Big Ocean States).
Stakeholders from the private sector, government, community organizations and the next generation of ocean leaders convened to discuss the need to engage all voices and highlight scalable climate solutions in place globally including those identified through The Oceanic Standard (TOS) program. See more details on ClimateWeekNYC.org.
Speakers and discussion leaders include:
- Keynote: Kate Brown – Executive Director, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
- Keynote: Nikola Simpson – Head, Blue Economy Accelerator Lab, UNDP Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean
- Industry Leadership Breakout: K. Denaye Hinds – Managing Director, JustaTAAD
- Community Organizing Breakout: Emilie McGlone – Director, Peace Boat US
- Youth Leadership Breakout: Olga Navarro – Program Administrator, Plastic-Free Campus
Marketplace of the Future
September 25 / 11AM – 9PM EST
Oceanic Global participated in the 2020 virtual rendition of the Marketplace of the Future! We curated the Ocean Pavilion of the event, where we exhibited as an educational vendor and moderated a panel discussion on Ocean Restoration with Sam Teicher (Coral Vita) & Jason Donofrio (The Ocean Foundation).