IUCN World Conservation Congress Panel: Partnerships for a Climate-Resilient Pacific

This panel discussion with Pacific Island-based leaders was prepared for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille, France, 3-11 September 2021. The panel spotlights solutions for nature-based adaptation to climate change. Three panelists describe efforts that they are involved in, sharing with each other and the audience how Pacific Islands are leading the way in building resilient ecosystems and sustainable economic growth.

Erin Derrington, Lead Planner, CNMI Office of Planning and Development (opd.gov.mp/ ; conservation highlights video: https://bit.ly/3kNCt4F)

Georgia Coward, Coral Reef Ecologist, American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group (crag.as/)

Austin Shelton, Director, University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability, and Director, University of Guam Sea Grant (uog.edu/center-for-island-sustainability/; guamgreengrowth.org/)

Laura Brewington, Fellow, East-West Center, and Co-Lead Investigator, Pacific RISA
Zena Grecni, Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist, Pacific RISA

Duration: 30 min.

Presented at IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii Pacific Pavilion, Session: Partnerships for a Climate-Resilient Pacific; 6 September 2021

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