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Unlocking blue prosperity: How blue food communities can survive and thrive in the climate emergency

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This event is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, Environmental Defense Fund, WorldFish and Aquatic/Blue Food Coalition

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Blue, aquatic foods and the benefits they provide to billions of people around the world are threatened by climate change, especially in countries where significant sustainable development challenges persist.

Current efforts to adapt to climate change often focus on preserving the status quo, but for vulnerable aquatic food communities such an approach is not only insufficient but also decouples responses to climate change from sustainable development aspirations.

In this session experts will discuss the need to raise ambition from adaptation to a “shared blue prosperity” and will call on leaders to effect justice-informed financing, innovation, and collaboration to enact this vision in this side event co-sponsored by Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), Environmental Defense Fund, WorldFish and the Aquatic Blue Food Coalition. COS Research Scientist Michelle Tigchelaar will share an overview of the various ways in which climate change threatens blue food systems and present the pillars of the blue prosperity framework.

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