With a busy fall underway, Geoff recently attended the Blue Leaders Call to Action on Ocean and Climate conference during Climate Week in New York City.
The event focused on the important findings in the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
These “Blue Leaders” focused on opportunities to advance meaningful solutions to the new report’s alarming findings on climate related impacts on the ocean.
A number of high-level representatives from countries around the world participated in the event including the president of Seychelles whom Geoff had the pleasure of meeting.
The event focused on ocean actions and commitments needed to protect and enhance the health and resilience of the ocean during this critical point in time. Many important solutions were discussed including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, ocean protection, the phasing out of harmful fisheries and much more.
The event left a much-needed powerful call to action in the face of the unprecedented changes facing our planet today.
During the Blue Leaders Call to Action, Students on Ice was proud to present the premiere of the Students on Ice student-led Two Breaths film.
The powerful voices of the youth are louder than ever !
On the Students on Ice Arctic 2019 expedition, where 130 youth from around the world were brought together on a life-changing journey to learn about the past, present and future of the Arctic. They have one message they want you to hear: Do Better.