This Saturday is Earth Day. To celebrate this occasion I will deliver the closing keynote on ocean sustainability at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) Miami Office.
An estimated 150 million more people were suffering from hunger in 2021 than there had been in 2019. Reversing this worrying trend - and restoring progress towards zero hunger - will require a significant uplift in financing for agri-food systems. I was the project director of a new Economist Impact study on this topic.
My article on the "Three reasons why 2023 could be the year of blue carbon" has been published in UN Today, the official magazine of United Nations international civil servants in Geneva. The article explores how blue carbon is vital in addressing the three interconnected planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.