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UN World Oceans Day

Watch UN World Oceans Day 2024 – Awaken New Depths live on We Don't Have Time

World Oceans Day 2024

June

7

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16:30

CEST

CET

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10:30 am

EDT

EST

7

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2024

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June

7

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16:30

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10:30 am

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2024

UN World Oceans Day

Watch UN World Oceans Day 2024 – Awaken New Depths live on We Don't Have Time

World Oceans Day 2024

The ocean sustains humanity and all life on earth. Nonetheless, despite our utter reliance on it, we have only ever explored ~10%. While we know little of the ocean compared to its immense vastness, what we do know is that the consequences of our actions are evident throughout its waters. The knowledge on the ocean’s dire state is clear. Still, each year humanity continues to make shallow and short-sighted decisions that further the likelihood of the ocean’s, as well as our own, demise.

We don’t have time for “out of sight, out of mind.” Our relationship to the ocean needs to urgently change, and our efforts have only skimmed the surface to date. To motivate widespread momentum for the ocean, we need to awaken new depths.

Join us as we celebrate the UN World Oceans Day on 7 June 2024, live on We Don't Have Time, from the UN Headquarters in New York.

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UN WOD 2024 will take us on a journey of discovery through the ocean's vastness, tapping into the wisdom and expertise of global policy-makers, scientists, managers, thought leaders, and artists to awaken new depths of understanding, compassion, collaboration and commitment for the ocean and all it sustains. The program will expand our perspectives and appreciation for our blue planet, build new foundations for our relationship to the ocean, and ignite a wave of action toward necessary change.

Depths of Commitment

Opening Remarks & Performance

Keynote Address

Depths of Compassion

Spotlights

Winners Announced: Annual Photo Competition

Depths of Understanding

Contributor Remarks

Fireside Chat

Depths of Collaboration

Keynote Address

Expert Panel

Closing Remarks & Performances

UN World Oceans Day

Select Speakers

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

 (
SE
)

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University. Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, who led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström consults several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Supplementary, he chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League.

Xiye Bastida

 (
MX
)

Executive Director, Re-Earth Initiative

Xiye Bastida is a Climate Justice Activist who advocates for the centering of frontline communities in climate policy. She organized with Fridays For Future NYC for three years, where she helped mobilize up to 300,000 people for climate strikes. In 2020, she co-founded Re-Earth Initiative, which is a youth-led Climate Justice education organization. Xiye is a public speaker who often attends UN conferences as a delegate to advocate for youth and Indigenous rights. She is the author of “Calling In,” the opening essay in the “All We Can Save” anthology. She currently attends the University of Pennsylvania where she is pursuing a BA in Environment Studies.

Brett Jenks

 (
US
)

CEO, Rare

Brett Jenks has championed behavior change in conservation for more than 20 years. As CEO, Brett leads Rare’s global mission to empower and inspire people to adopt sustainable behaviors and practices, and protect vital natural resources. Under Brett’s leadership, Rare has created large-scale, global partnerships with foundations, NGOs and governments to tackle environmental challenges like overfishing, unsustainable land use practices, and climate change with a people-centered approach rooted in behavioral science.

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)

Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.com

Shyla Raghav

 (
)

Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio & Partnership Officer, TIME CO2

Shyla Raghav is the Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio and Partnership Officer at CO2. She has had a long career working on both climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a focus on international policy and natural climate solutions. Her background includes serving as Vice President of Climate Change at Conservation International, and previously held roles at the World Bank, Adaptation Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She was named an InStyle BadAss woman in 2019, a Grist Top 50 Fixer, a AAAS/IfTHEN Ambassador for women in STEM, and has been featured on CNN, Vice News, and Elle Magazine.

Naoko Ishii

 (
)

Professor, The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives & Former Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility

Dr. Naoko Ishii is a Professor at University of Tokyo. Before joining UTokyo, she was the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from 2012 to 2020. She is a vocal advocate for catalyzing systems change for sustainable development within planetary boundaries. She brings her expertise to global discourse by joining Independent High-Level Expert Group on Climate Finance, Global Commission on the Economics of Water (GCEW), High-Level Independent Panel on financing pandemic preparedness, among others. Her earlier role includes Deputy Vice Minister of Finance in Japan, senior positions at the World Bank and IMF.

Rayne Sullivan

 (
)

Founder, SEASTORIA

Rayne is a climate technologist, legal scholar, and recognized “leader saving our planet” working on accelerating private sector investment for biodiversity, equitable artificial intelligence, island innovations, and ocean technology. He is the founder of SEASTORIA, a platform dedicated to driving a nature-positive economy, underpinned by regenerative Indigenous science. In international climate policy, Rayne served as the United Nations Youth4Climate Delegate for the United States, co-chaired the Youth Policy Advisory Council at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and advised the Government of Palau on oceans and innovation during COP27 and COP28. He is also a member of the TED Vision Council. Rayne holds a JD from Stanford Law School, a master’s from the University of Oxford, and a BA from Georgetown University.

Eman Mounir

 (
)

Climate Journalist

Eman Mounir is an Egyptian independent data and investigative journalist who specializes in climate change and environmental issues in the MENA region. She has conducted several investigations throughout Egypt and the MENA region, winning numerous awards, including the New Media Award from Bournemouth University in the UK for her Black Beaches investigation and the first prize for science journalism from the Goethe-Institut for her investigation, "Women Without Vaginas or Genitals." And another two awards (digital media category and best female entry) from Nile Basin Initiative for her investigation Death in the Lake. She has also been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Covering Climate Now Awards 2022, the True Story Award 2021 in Switzerland, the Fetisov awards 2022, and the One World Media Award in the Environmental Journalism category 2021. In 2023, Eman Mounir became a Pulitzer Center Ocean Reporting Network fellow, focusing on reporting environmental stories about the Arab Gulf area. Her work is supported by organizations such as the Pulitzer Center, National Geographic, Journalism Fund Europe, Earth Journalism Network, and the Candid Foundation. In November 2023, Eman co-founded the ECJ Network in MENA, which stands for the Environment and Climate Journalism Network in MENA, to support MENA journalists in climate and environmental journalism.

Dave Erasmus

 (
)

Social Innovator & Story-Teller

Dave is a social innovator and immersive story teller. He works to bridge gaps that value life. With 4 TEDx talks and winning an Oxford Union debate heiIs an expert story teller, pulling from his real world adventures he speaks from the heart to connect. After a life transforming month long sailing trip to COP26 which led to collaborations with Google at COP27 he is now growing the Aqoustics platform to empower us all to listen more deeply to the ocean, to move forwards both biodiversity and marine protection research as well as serving artists making music in collaboration with Nature! Dave believes that to protect we must care, and to care we must connect and for that, we must listen!

Dr. Sylvia Earle

 (
)

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society

Sylvia A. Earle, a pioneering ocean scientist, explorer, author, speaker and conservation leader is a National Geographic Society Explorer at Large, Founder of Mission Blue, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Founder of Deep Hope, a Founding Ocean Elder, a founding IUCN Patron of Nature, Council Chair for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA.

Karen Sack

 (
)

Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance

Karen has worked on ocean conservation, law and policy for the past three decades. Karen previously served as CEO of Ocean Unite, co-founded with Sir Richard Branson and José María Figueres. Previously, she held senior roles at The Pew Charitable Trusts and Greenpeace International. Karen has spearheaded global campaigns to secure a new UN high seas biodiversity treaty, establish large marine reserves and end illegal fishing and high seas bottom trawling. She initiated the Global Ocean Commission. Karen is originally from South Africa and now lives in the United States.

Barkha Mossae

 (
)

Regenerative Blue Economy Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Barkha Mossae is a Mauritian diplomat committed to unlock Africa's blue growth through conservation and sustainable development of its oceans, climate action, policies supporting gender equality and youth and through public service innovation. Starting her career as a diplomat, she served as Blue Economy Technical Advisor for the African Union and currently works with IUCN as Regenerative Blue Economy Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Bailey Bass

 (
)

Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

Bailey Bass is an actress, producer, advocate and entrepreneur. Her work on screen includes playing T’sireya in James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar’s 3 through 5, and the iconic role of Claudia in AMC’s Interview With The Vampire. Her work off screen includes producing for tv and film in the areas of animation and live action. Her philanthropic efforts center around sustainability in all aspects of her career, including her slow fashion jewelry brand, BaiBai Jewelry, her production projects, and in her advocacy, where she had the opportunity to speak at the U.N. during the Ocean Race conference this year. She most recently became a member of the U.N. World Food Program’s Next Gen Council. In addition to her work in performance, production and advocacy, she is also a songwriter whose work has been licensed on screen.

Antonia Gawel

 (
CH
)

Global Director Sustainability, Google

"Antonia is Global Director of Sustainability & Partnerships, where she works closely with teams across Google and externally to progress company-wide sustainability & climate goals. Building partnerships is at the core of her work, recognizing that Google can only successfully achieve its goals through collaboration with others- including governments, NGOs, think tanks and experts to jointly unlock the system-wide transformations required to tackle climate change. Previously Antonia was Head of Climate Change at the World Economic Forum, where she also served as Deputy Head of the Centre for Nature and Climate. In that role she oversaw the Forum's wider climate strategy and key flagship initiatives and communities including the CEO Climate Leaders and First Movers Coalition (FMC), among others."

Select Speakers

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

 (
SE
)
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at Potsdam University. Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, who led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability. Aside from his research helping to guide policy, Rockström consults several governments and business networks. He also acts as an advisor for sustainable development issues at noteworthy international meetings, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC). Supplementary, he chairs the advisory board for the EAT Foundation and the Earth League.

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Xiye Bastida

 (
MX
)
Executive Director, Re-Earth Initiative

Xiye Bastida is a Climate Justice Activist who advocates for the centering of frontline communities in climate policy. She organized with Fridays For Future NYC for three years, where she helped mobilize up to 300,000 people for climate strikes. In 2020, she co-founded Re-Earth Initiative, which is a youth-led Climate Justice education organization. Xiye is a public speaker who often attends UN conferences as a delegate to advocate for youth and Indigenous rights. She is the author of “Calling In,” the opening essay in the “All We Can Save” anthology. She currently attends the University of Pennsylvania where she is pursuing a BA in Environment Studies.

Read less
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Brett Jenks

 (
US
)
CEO, Rare

Brett Jenks has championed behavior change in conservation for more than 20 years. As CEO, Brett leads Rare’s global mission to empower and inspire people to adopt sustainable behaviors and practices, and protect vital natural resources. Under Brett’s leadership, Rare has created large-scale, global partnerships with foundations, NGOs and governments to tackle environmental challenges like overfishing, unsustainable land use practices, and climate change with a people-centered approach rooted in behavioral science.

Read less
Read more

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

 (
)
Climate Behavioral Scientist, CEO of North America, We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North America, We Don’t Have Time. She is a partner at Pioneer Public Affairs. She is also the founder and principal of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

http://swetachakraborty.comRead less
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Shyla Raghav

 (
)
Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio & Partnership Officer, TIME CO2

Shyla Raghav is the Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio and Partnership Officer at CO2. She has had a long career working on both climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a focus on international policy and natural climate solutions. Her background includes serving as Vice President of Climate Change at Conservation International, and previously held roles at the World Bank, Adaptation Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She was named an InStyle BadAss woman in 2019, a Grist Top 50 Fixer, a AAAS/IfTHEN Ambassador for women in STEM, and has been featured on CNN, Vice News, and Elle Magazine.

Read less
Read more

Naoko Ishii

 (
)
Professor, The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives & Former Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility

Dr. Naoko Ishii is a Professor at University of Tokyo. Before joining UTokyo, she was the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) from 2012 to 2020. She is a vocal advocate for catalyzing systems change for sustainable development within planetary boundaries. She brings her expertise to global discourse by joining Independent High-Level Expert Group on Climate Finance, Global Commission on the Economics of Water (GCEW), High-Level Independent Panel on financing pandemic preparedness, among others. Her earlier role includes Deputy Vice Minister of Finance in Japan, senior positions at the World Bank and IMF.

Read less
Read more

Rayne Sullivan

 (
)
Founder, SEASTORIA

Rayne is a climate technologist, legal scholar, and recognized “leader saving our planet” working on accelerating private sector investment for biodiversity, equitable artificial intelligence, island innovations, and ocean technology. He is the founder of SEASTORIA, a platform dedicated to driving a nature-positive economy, underpinned by regenerative Indigenous science. In international climate policy, Rayne served as the United Nations Youth4Climate Delegate for the United States, co-chaired the Youth Policy Advisory Council at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and advised the Government of Palau on oceans and innovation during COP27 and COP28. He is also a member of the TED Vision Council. Rayne holds a JD from Stanford Law School, a master’s from the University of Oxford, and a BA from Georgetown University.

Read less
Read more

Eman Mounir

 (
)
Climate Journalist

Eman Mounir is an Egyptian independent data and investigative journalist who specializes in climate change and environmental issues in the MENA region. She has conducted several investigations throughout Egypt and the MENA region, winning numerous awards, including the New Media Award from Bournemouth University in the UK for her Black Beaches investigation and the first prize for science journalism from the Goethe-Institut for her investigation, "Women Without Vaginas or Genitals." And another two awards (digital media category and best female entry) from Nile Basin Initiative for her investigation Death in the Lake. She has also been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Covering Climate Now Awards 2022, the True Story Award 2021 in Switzerland, the Fetisov awards 2022, and the One World Media Award in the Environmental Journalism category 2021. In 2023, Eman Mounir became a Pulitzer Center Ocean Reporting Network fellow, focusing on reporting environmental stories about the Arab Gulf area. Her work is supported by organizations such as the Pulitzer Center, National Geographic, Journalism Fund Europe, Earth Journalism Network, and the Candid Foundation. In November 2023, Eman co-founded the ECJ Network in MENA, which stands for the Environment and Climate Journalism Network in MENA, to support MENA journalists in climate and environmental journalism.

Read less
Read more

Dave Erasmus

 (
)
Social Innovator & Story-Teller

Dave is a social innovator and immersive story teller. He works to bridge gaps that value life. With 4 TEDx talks and winning an Oxford Union debate heiIs an expert story teller, pulling from his real world adventures he speaks from the heart to connect. After a life transforming month long sailing trip to COP26 which led to collaborations with Google at COP27 he is now growing the Aqoustics platform to empower us all to listen more deeply to the ocean, to move forwards both biodiversity and marine protection research as well as serving artists making music in collaboration with Nature! Dave believes that to protect we must care, and to care we must connect and for that, we must listen!

Read less
Read more

Dr. Sylvia Earle

 (
)
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society

Sylvia A. Earle, a pioneering ocean scientist, explorer, author, speaker and conservation leader is a National Geographic Society Explorer at Large, Founder of Mission Blue, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Founder of Deep Hope, a Founding Ocean Elder, a founding IUCN Patron of Nature, Council Chair for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA.

Read less
Read more

Karen Sack

 (
)
Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance

Karen has worked on ocean conservation, law and policy for the past three decades. Karen previously served as CEO of Ocean Unite, co-founded with Sir Richard Branson and José María Figueres. Previously, she held senior roles at The Pew Charitable Trusts and Greenpeace International. Karen has spearheaded global campaigns to secure a new UN high seas biodiversity treaty, establish large marine reserves and end illegal fishing and high seas bottom trawling. She initiated the Global Ocean Commission. Karen is originally from South Africa and now lives in the United States.

Read less
Read more

Barkha Mossae

 (
)
Regenerative Blue Economy Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Barkha Mossae is a Mauritian diplomat committed to unlock Africa's blue growth through conservation and sustainable development of its oceans, climate action, policies supporting gender equality and youth and through public service innovation. Starting her career as a diplomat, she served as Blue Economy Technical Advisor for the African Union and currently works with IUCN as Regenerative Blue Economy Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Read less
Read more

Bailey Bass

 (
)
Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

Bailey Bass is an actress, producer, advocate and entrepreneur. Her work on screen includes playing T’sireya in James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar’s 3 through 5, and the iconic role of Claudia in AMC’s Interview With The Vampire. Her work off screen includes producing for tv and film in the areas of animation and live action. Her philanthropic efforts center around sustainability in all aspects of her career, including her slow fashion jewelry brand, BaiBai Jewelry, her production projects, and in her advocacy, where she had the opportunity to speak at the U.N. during the Ocean Race conference this year. She most recently became a member of the U.N. World Food Program’s Next Gen Council. In addition to her work in performance, production and advocacy, she is also a songwriter whose work has been licensed on screen.

Read less
Read more

Antonia Gawel

 (
CH
)
Global Director Sustainability, Google

"Antonia is Global Director of Sustainability & Partnerships, where she works closely with teams across Google and externally to progress company-wide sustainability & climate goals. Building partnerships is at the core of her work, recognizing that Google can only successfully achieve its goals through collaboration with others- including governments, NGOs, think tanks and experts to jointly unlock the system-wide transformations required to tackle climate change. Previously Antonia was Head of Climate Change at the World Economic Forum, where she also served as Deputy Head of the Centre for Nature and Climate. In that role she oversaw the Forum's wider climate strategy and key flagship initiatives and communities including the CEO Climate Leaders and First Movers Coalition (FMC), among others."

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