Oceanic Founder, Lea d’Auriol, spoke on a panel at the United Nations as part of their World Oceans Day celebration on June 8th, 2018. Moderated by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (Ocean Collectiv) the panel featured cross-category ocean experts including: Juliette Babb-Riley (Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment), Sam Teicher (Coral Vita), Angelique Pouponneau (SIDS Youth AIMS Hub), Peter Malinowski (Billion Oyster Project), and Cyrill Gutsch (Parley).
Ayana kicked-off the discussion with an amazing speech outlining how ocean health meets each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The closing remarks from singer/songwriter, Cody Simpson, and Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean’s, Peter Thomson, underscored the theme of World Ocean’s Week 2018 “Clean our Seas,” and reinforced the importance of supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water.
Check out Ayana’s speech here.