This session will focus on how the tourism and hospitality sector can drive efforts to achieve coastal resiliency in island nations (Big Ocean States). Stakeholders from the private sector, government, community organizations and the next generation of ocean leaders will convene to discuss the need to engage all voices and highlight scalable climate solutions in place globally including those identified through The Oceanic Standard (TOS) program.
Themes featured in this session will include drawing a strong connection between the ocean and climate change, recognizing coastal communities in Big Ocean States as a powerful lynch pin for climate action, as well as highlighting both plastic pollution and carbon emissions as outputs from the fossil fuel industry, requiring solutions to address a shared root cause.
The session will start with a few keynote addresses to set the context of discussion, and then the group will breakout into sessions for: Grassroots Action ~ Community Organizing, Industry Leadership, and Youth Leadership ~ Plastic-Free Campus. Each session will be facilitated by a guest speaker and a member of the Oceanic Global team. Discussion questions will be posed and all will be encouraged to participate. We will regroup following to hear conclusions and commitments from a spokesperson of each group and share an action toolkit in the followup.
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Meeting ID: 827 5881 4026
Oceanic Global inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it. The 501(c)(3) non-profit sheds light on humanity’s essential relationship to the ocean and empowers individuals, communities, and industries to create positive change for our collective wellbeing.