Events - Oceans and Climate Change

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9 a.m. to Friday, June 8 - 3 p.m.
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Global Forum on Education and Innovation

John Virdin, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the week-long Global Forum on Education and Innovation in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Date and Time
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:15 a.m. to Friday, June 9 - 6 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters 
New York

Ocean Conference

Ocean and Coastal Policy Program director John Virdin will share his expertise on the so-called blue economy at several side events at the Ocean Conference, the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The conference will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York, June 5–9, coinciding with World Oceans Day, June 8.

Virdin will serve as a panelist at three side events: Financing for the Blue Economy in Small Island Developing States, sponsored by Grenada and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (June 5, 11 a.m.), Adopting the Blue Economy: A Viable Path to Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States, sponsored by Grenada, the Netherlands, Cabo Verde, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (June 5, 1:15 p.m.), and The Role of the Oceans in Sustainability: Benefits of Achieving SDG 14 for all Sustainable Development Goals, sponsored by the Nippon Foundation (June 9, 5 p.m.).

Date and Time
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Integrated Ocean Management Policies in Africa

Tibor Vegh, policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present during the March 27 workshop "Integrated Ocean Management Policies in Africa" at the twelfth meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Cooperation for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern African Region.

For more information, visit the meeting website

Date and Time
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 1:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Rio Conventions Pavilion, United Nations Climate Conference, Paris, France

Oceans Day at COP 21

Brian Murray, director of the Environmental Economics Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at Oceans Day at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, France. Murray will be part of the Mitigation and the Oceans Panel, 1:45-2:40 p.m., which will address how to accelerate mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions, and evaluate, accelerate, and finance promising mitigation efforts relevant to the oceans, coastal areas, and SIDS and other island jurisdictions.

Date and Time
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

World Oceans Day 2015 Celebration

Linwood Pendleton, senior scholar at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at a June 8 workshop held in honor of the United Nations World Oceans Day. Pendleton will speak on the socioeconomic impacts of climate change, focusing on social challenges in relation to the impact of carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. He will investigate how ocean and coastal socio-ecosystems react to these challenges.

Date and Time
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8 a.m. to Monday, August 18 - 5 p.m.
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, United Kingdom

International Marine Conservation Congress

Linwood Pendleton, senior scholar at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will moderate three panel sessions at the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress August 14 to18 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The conference, focused on "Marine Science Matter," will examine marine renewable and non-renewable energy; climate, ocean acidification, and the changing oceans; advancing marine conservation through international treaties; effective conservation planning; marine tourism; and estuary restoration.

Date and Time
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6 p.m. to Thursday, February 27 - 6 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

2014 World Ocean Summit

Ocean and Coastal Policy Program Director Linwood Pendleton will serve as the discussion leader of the working group session "EEZs: Governance and Developing a Sustainable Ocean Economy," at The Economist's second World Ocean Summit. Taking place in San Francisco Feb. 24-27, the event will be chaired by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, and will convene global leaders from government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think-tanks and academia to continue the unique outcome driven dialogue first established at the 2012 summit.

Date and Time
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fall 2013 Seminar Series: Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson, leader, Global Program on Fisheries and Aquaculture at the World Bank, will present a lecture titled "Indispensable Ocean: Shepherding the Global Partnership for Oceans Blue Ribbon Panel" Dec. 6. 

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 8 a.m. to Wednesday, December 4 - 5 p.m.
House of Sweden, Washington, D.C.

The Economics of Oceans

There is a growing demand for decision-makers to better understand and manage human dependence on healthy ocean ecosystems and biodiversity. This meeting aims to raise awareness of these issues among decision makers and opinion leaders.

Date and Time
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 8 a.m. to Friday, August 30 - 5 p.m.
Bali, Indonesia

Making Ecosystem Services Count

Linwood Pendleton, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program; and Megan Jungwiwattanaporn, research analyst, will speak at the 6th Annual International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference. Among their topics:

  1. The Use of Ecosystem Services in Marine Management and Policy: Help or Hindrance
  2. Blue Carbon