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Events - John Virdin

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Plastics and Marine Pollution: Innovations for SDG 14.1

John Virdin, Director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will speak about the Plastics Policy Inventory as part of the "UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge – Applied Solutions" panel during Plastics and Marine Pollution: Innovations for SDG 14.1, a UN Ocean Conference side event.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (WEST)
Location
Lisbon, Portugal, and livestreamed

2022 Cornell Business Impact Symposium

The global economy relies heavily on healthy coastal and ocean resources for diverse industries such as fishing, tourism and recreation, minerals, and transportation. Nearly one out of every six jobs in the U.S. depends on the blue economy, while fish protein is an essential part of diets in coastal communities around the world. Moreover, the ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth's climate but is often overlooked in conversations about climate change.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Policy Perspectives: Small-Scale Fisheries in the Anthropocene Ocean

Duke students, join John Virdin, on the often-hidden role that small-scale fisheries play in societies worldwide and the threats they face in an increasingly crowded ocean.

Date and Time
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)

Launch of the Annual State of Plastics Policy Report

Are current global policies enough to rid the world of its plastic crisis? How far are our governments from implementing immediate and long-term solutions to sustainably managing plastic waste?

Learn about the updated global landscape of plastics policy on the subnational, national, and international levels as UNDP ocean innovator Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions launches the inaugural State of Plastics Policy Report.  

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Illuminating Hidden Harvests: Small-scale Fisheries and their Governance

Small-scale fisheries are one of the oldest and still most prevalent ocean uses and food production systems. However, their contributions to society have been difficult to measure and often underappreciated by decision-makers. Here we share some of the preliminary findings of the Illuminating Hidden Harvests assessment of the contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development, led by FAO, WorldFish and Duke University.

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): A snapshot of key findings

A “first-look” at some key findings from the upcoming Illuminating Hidden Harvest (IHH) report.

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Location
Webinar

RI Canada 2021 Deep Dive – SDG Investing for a Sustainable Blue Economy: from Antigua to the Arctic

This deep dive session at the RI Canada 2021 conference will explore how Canada’s oceans expertise can support global sustainable investing in fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and new technology areas. John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will be among the speakers.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: International Institutions

In this session, John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will introduce participants to international institutions and discuss what they do and how they differ from each other. Institutions covered will include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Date and Time
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

The Anthropocene Ocean

John Virdin, Director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, is among the panelists for "The Anthropocene Ocean" on January 27.

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (PST)
Location
Online Webinar

Breaking the Plastic Wave Across the Commonwealth

Hosted by the UK Government and Common Seas, this event will explore findings of two seminal publications on solutions to the plastics pollution crisis and discuss the relevance of these to the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance and our collective efforts to tackle marine plastics.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (EST)
Location
Webinar

Breaking the Plastic Wave Across the Commonwealth

Hosted by the UK Government and Common Seas, this event will explore findings of two seminal publications on solutions to the plastics pollution crisis and discuss the relevance of these to the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance and our collective efforts to tackle marine plastics.

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EST)
Location
Webinar

Oceans and Climate Conference

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.

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

Single Use Plastic Products and Learnings from LCA - Webinar Series A - Part 1

The United Nations Environmental Programme life cycle team is currently progressing single-use plastic products work (UNEA4/Res 9) leading up to UNEA5. As part of this activity, UNEP is launching a webinar series running every Tuesday this October.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (GMT)
Location
Online webinar

20 Years of Government Responses to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem

The Nicholas Institute is hosting a pair of webinars to discuss the state of government policy responses to plastic pollution and a recent Duke University analysis of those responses.

Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Location
Online webinar

Virtual Ocean Dialogues

John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will be among the panelists in a session hosted by WWF International called "Pollution Parallels: When Does Global Governance Work?". Virdin will discuss the findings of the Nicholas Institute's new report, 20 Years of Government Responses to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem.

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Virtual Social Hour

As the school year comes to a close, the Nicholas Institute is hosting a virtual social hour for Duke students. Join Institute professionals to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that is on your mind.

Date and Time
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Zoom Online Meeting

POSTPONED — 2020 Natural Capital Symposium

The Natural Capital Symposium is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Each year, participants representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, multi-lateral development banks, and other institutions learn about and share their own experiences advancing the frontiers of science, the development and application of practical tools and approaches, and how natural capital understanding is being used today to transform decisions. 

Date and Time
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday, March 18 - 7 p.m.
Location
Stanford University, California

Policy Boot Camp: International Institutions

John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will introduce participants to international institutions and discuss what they do and how they differ from each other.

Date and Time
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

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

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