The ocean, which covers 70 percent of our planet and provides half of the oxygen we breathe, is in decline. The burning of fossil fuels and global warming are altering its weather regulation systems, raising its waters to threatening heights and acidifying its pH balance beyond what its food and air-providing species can survive.
And yet, in recent climate-marked years, land has been the primary focus, leaving the ocean without the science, policies and funding it needs to continue to support its life – and ours.
In this GLF Live on December 8th at 11:00 am CET, Dorothée Herr, preliminary ocean policy expert, will discuss ongoing efforts to rebalance “green” and “blue” in the context of climate change and the research, funding, decisions and developments most needed to curb our degradation. waters.
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Dorothy Herr is responsible for ocean and climate change at the Global Marine and Polar Program (GMPP) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She joined IUCN in 2009 and now leads IUCN’s international policy and private funding engagement on coastal and marine nature-based solutions. Ms. Herr is the author and co-author of a series of articles and reports on ocean acidification, blue carbon as well as coastal and marine nature-based solutions in the context of the UNFCCC, of the CBD and other international policy forums. Ms. Herr has developed, with a team of financial experts, the Blue Natural Capital Financing Mechanism (BNCFF) as well as the Subnational Climate Fund (SCF), and has been managing their implementation since 2018 and 2021 respectively.
Ms. Herr obtained her Masters in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford in the UK and her degree in Geography from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.