The Aspen Institute Releases Ocean Report on Innovations in Global Marine Protection

June 25, 2014

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The Aspen Institute Releases Ocean Report on Innovations in Global Marine Protection

Report highlights strategies for scaling protection globally through multi-sector leadership, building on key successes to date

Washington, DC, June TKDate, 2014 – The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program has released a new Report of the Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable, describing innovations in the financing and implementation of ocean conservation worldwide.

Released in tandem with President Obama’s extension last week of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, this report focuses on groundbreaking approaches critical to scaling marine protection efforts. These new tools include Public-Private Partnerships that motivate government leadership, corporate investments based on perceived supply chain risk, and new subcontractor models of conservation being spearheaded by NGOs.

This initiative built on the Institute’s previous work on conservation and marine protection, including the 2013 Ocean Community Study & Dialogue, Aspen Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change, and Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century. The Energy & Environment Program is now developing initiatives on scaling marine spatial planning, the role of sustainable fisheries in food security, and the impact of climate change on our oceans.

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program provides nonpartisan leadership and a neutral forum for improving energy and environmental policy-making through values-based dialogue. With its intentional dialogues, public programs, annual policy forums, and an environmental leadership initiative, the program creates impartial venues for global leaders to engage in informed discussion around energy and environmental challenges and solutions.

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