Elizabeth Lindstad, co-author of the scientific report "The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action" prepared for the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy, published on Sept 23rd 2019.
Established in September 2018, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) is a unique initiative of 14 serving heads of government committed to catalysing bold, pragmatic solutions for ocean health and wealth that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build a better future for people and the planet. By working with governments, experts and stakeholders from around the world, the High Level Panel aims to develop a roadmap for rapidly transitioning to a sustainable ocean economy, and to trigger, amplify and accelerate responsive action worldwide.
The Panel consists of the presidents or prime ministers of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal, and is supported by an Expert Group, Advisory Network and Secretariat that assist with analytical work, communications and stakeholder engagement. The Secretariat is based at World Resources Institute.
This report was prepared in support of the work of the HLP to provide the robust science base and practical recommendations for action across issues central to the attainment of a sustainable ocean economy. The arguments, findings, and recommendations made in this report represent the views of the authors. While the HLP supports the general thrust of the findings and recommendations, members have not been asked to formally endorse the report, and should not be taken as having done so.
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