The Evolving Role of Philanthropy to Save Our…

The Evolving Role of Philanthropy to Save Our Vibrant Ocean: SDG Media Zone - UN Ocean Conference 2022
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The ocean is inextricably linked to human survival but has been largely overshadowed in the climate change debate – receiving less than one percent of all philanthropic funding. At this year's UN Ocean Conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies will announce several historic investments in ocean conservation -- from creating, expanding, and managing marine protected areas, to innovative solutions to improve the resilience of coral reefs and scaling-up transparency to reduce illegal activity at sea.


  • Melissa Wright: Vibrant Oceans Initiative Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies [Moderator]

  • Jonathan Kelsey: Vibrant Oceans Initiative 

  • Al Harris: Executive Director, Blue Ventures

  • Tony Long: CEO, Global Fishing Watch

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sailing Towards a Renewable Energy Future

Join Peace Boat, Blue Planet Alliance & Sustainable Ocean Alliance Caribbean for a discussion in the SDG Media Zone on creating a renewable energy future. The reduction of carbon emissions is key to protecting the health of our ocean. Speakers will engage in thoughtful discussion and presentations regarding ocean sustainability and how to achieve a zero-carbon future.

  • Yoshioka Tatsuya, Peace Boat Ecoship

  • Henk Rogers, Blue Planet Alliance

  • Khadija Stewart, Sustainable Ocean Alliance Caribbean and Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador  

  • Host: Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US