The State of our Ocean: Solving the Next Generation’s Challenges

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned us that limiting a drastic temperature increase to our atmosphere would require rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. Simultaneously, our ocean is being threatened by plastic pollution is flooding our waterways, corals are bleaching at abnormal rates, and criminal activities at sea remain rampant. We require a fundamental and immediate transformation within our governing systems, businesses, and civil society if we, as the last generation capable of making significant strides in protecting our environment, are to rise to this challenge.

By cultivating the next generation of leaders and developing innovative solutions, Sustainable Ocean Alliance has developed a playbook that will influence the new wave of entrepreneurs and redefine the relationship between emerging technologies and climate action.



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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner