Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Oceans and Climate Conference

Date and Time
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Online Event


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This entirely student-led conference aims to bring together students, practitioners, and faculty to collectively explore the links, trade-offs, and tensions at the nexus of climate change, oceans, and coastal ecosystems.

Featuring speakers from the public and private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, and local communities, the 2020 Oceans and Climate Conference at the Yale School of the Environment will explore a number of subjects that focus on the varied impacts of climate change on ocean natural environments and coastal communities, emerging natural carbon solutions, and adaptation practices and challenges.

John Virdin, Director, Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will be a featured panelist for "Marine Natural Carbon Solutions."  This panel will provide an overview of marine nature based solutions, with a focus on what is needed to bring these solutions to scale. Emphasis will be placed on policy solutions and action with some background on the science and hydrology behind it.

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