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How can we make a Blue New Deal?

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How can we make a Blue New Deal?

Healthy oceans are fundamental to a healthy planet. From phytoplankton, the tiny ocean plants that produce the oxygen we breathe, to the rich diversity of other ocean plants and creatures, we depend on our oceans to survive and thrive.

But our oceans are both under threat and pose a threat. Pollution, overfishing and the destruction of coral reefs are killing them from within, while the impacts of climate change – rising sea levels and storm surges – are transforming the ocean from friend to foe for the many millions who live on the coast.

Globally-renowned ocean defender Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is clear: saving the oceans is key to fighting the climate crisis. Join us for a conversation between Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and leading Australian marine scientist Emma Johnston.

They will explore how these issues are playing out in Australia and internationally, the future of the oceans in the age of climate change, how to mobilise support for a Blue New Deal and how women leaders are pioneering global climate action.

This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Science, and the Powerhouse Museum for the 2021 Sydney Science Festival. Supported by Inspiring Australia as a part of National Science Week.

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This digital event will be available on the UNSW Centre for Ideas website, Facebook, and the UNSW YouTube channel.

A link to watch the event will be sent on the day of the event to registered attendees.

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For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email centreforideas@unsw.edu.au.

The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9065 0485.

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Speakers

Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert and writer from New York. She founded Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the How to Save a Planet podcast. With Dr Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the climate anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded the All We Can Save Project. Most recently, she co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy.

Professor Emma Johnston AO FTSE FRSN is Dean of Science and Professor of Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology at UNSW Sydney. She studies the impacts of human activities in marine ecosystems and how we can build ecological resilience. Her research is conducted in field environments ranging from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef to temperate Australian estuaries.

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The UNSW Centre for Ideas presents a thought-provoking program of events and digital content from the globe's leading thinkers, authors and artists. An initiative of UNSW Sydney, the Centre is a new platform to champion the critical place of universities in leading open and informed debate.

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