01 Apr U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean Holds Dialogue on Marine Conservation, Climate Change and Marine Debris in Bali

Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Dr. Lubchenco is world-renowned environmental scientist with deep experience in the worlds of science, academia, and government. She is a strong champion of recovering oceans to a healthy state through both fishery reform and protected marine parks.

During the discussion, she noted the importance of using science to provide solutions to environmental threats such as marine and coastal degradation, climate change, and marine debris. She also said that communities can bring solutions to these problems.

Participants also highlighted the various environmental solutions that are successful in Indonesia. These include improvements on domestic fisheries governance, working with communities to manage marine resources, community-based waste banks, and training fisheries officers on conservation.

Dr. Lubchenco advised that results from the discussion will be collated and brought forward in the next Our Ocean Conference hosted by the US Government in Washington, DC. Dr. Jane Lubchenco

In attendance were representatives from the US Embassy, Bali Wastu Lestari Foundation, Conservation International, Eco-Bali Recycling, Environmental Defense Fund, Indonesian Biodiversity Research Center, Packard Foundation, Reef Check Indonesia, The Nature Conservancy, Starling Resources, Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan, Wildlife Conservation Society, and WWF Indonesia.


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