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Achieving 30×30 for Our Coasts, Oceans, and Communities Conference

November 9th and 10th, 2021
9:00 am – 1:30 pm PST
Free 2-day virtual conference.


Learn about global to local 30×30 movements to protect 30% of coasts and oceans by 2030, reversing the negative impacts of biodiversity decline and climate change.
Conference attendees will gain insight into:

  • Global, US, and State priorities and approaches to sustain shifts in political will, marry complementary efforts across multiple scales, and achieve the goal
  • Cases studies of indigenous and community driven efforts to protect coastal and ocean biodiversity
  • Importance of building effective partnerships
  • Best practices and lessons learned to build community and private sector support and coalitions
  • Designing and financing cost-effective siting processes and long-term funding for management

Featured speakers include:

  • David Ige, Governor, State of Hawaii
  • Emily Menashes, Deputy Director for Ocean and Coastal Policy, White House Council on Environmental Policy
  • Mark GoldExecutive Director, Ocean Protection Council; Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Letise Lafeir, Senior Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Linda Behnken, Executive Director, Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association
  • Miriam Goldstein, Managing Director, Energy & Environment; Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Peggy Kalas, Director, High Seas Alliance
  • Richard (Chalyee Éesh) Peterson, President, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
  • Rosie Carpenter, Head of Marine Convention on Biological Diversity Negotiations and 30X30 campaign, UK Government
  • Yabanex Batista, Deputy Head of Secretariat, Global Fund for Coral Reefs