Last month’s newsletter emphasized plastics: this month we’re shifting to climate, in recognition of the pioneering and sobering Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) released by the IPCC this month that adds to the wake-up calls of the last several years. If you don’t have time to read the 3949 page version (link below), here’s a useful summary of the key findings and takeaways. We’ve also included two books in the newsletter that we think amplify this message effectively and eloquently.
Busy autumn for the oceans on the way
The IUCN Conference kicks things off in early September, in Marseille, see our calendar listings below for that and other upcoming events. And remember, if you subscribe to the calendar you can add it to your other calendars, which we find helpful to keep track of all the wonderful ocean events pertaining to blue economy investing. If we’re missing any you’d like to see included, please let us know!
Because we’re all pressed for time, we’ve started to ask a variety of ocean experts to tell us what they’re working on in one minute(!) videos called “Meet the Experts”. This video series will introduce you to leading practitioners from business, science, NGOs, the arts (and more), who are leading the way to a more sustainable ocean economy. Our 10th episode featuring MANG will be released this Monday on our various social channels, and you can see an example video below. We will be adding many more over the coming months so be sure to tune in every other Monday! If you’d like to participate please let us know, all you need is an iPhone and a few minutes from your busy schedule.
Enjoy your end of summer, and thank you, as always, for your engagement.
For this first feature, we’re proud to showcase BlueNalu. Their cell-cultured seafood is posed to offer a third, sustainable seafood option. The food tech startup successfully closed their last round of funding and is currently competing for the XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion. You can watch all the "Meet the Experts" videos here
The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report provides a high-level summary of the understanding of the current state of the climate. Delve into the latest key scientific findings, the role of human influence and knowledge about possible climate futures.
Growing different types of species together while utilizing the same water source paves the way for Climate Smart Aquaculture, a strategy that can increase the aquaculture sector’s resilience to climate change.
Powerful tool that gives users the ability to design their own scenarios to limit future global warming. Test the impacts of numerous parameters ranging from energy supply to carbon removal technologies to population growth.