Ocean resources

Links to podcasts, videos and articles to help you understand why oceans are so critical to the future of both planetary and human health

Ocean and Biodiversity in the Run-Up to COP15

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Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021

The world faces an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, brought on by the rapid transformation of the natural environment and global climate change through human development. But the ocean can provide solutions to these challenges: it regulates global climate, feeds communities around the world, and provides a source of income and a way of life for millions of people. If sustainably managed, the ocean can continue to provide resources and adaptation capacity, supporting people and economies through its rich biodiversity.


The Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP15 will adopt new global goals and targets for biodiversity, providing a major opportunity to change the trajectory for the ocean and the life therein. How do we best make use of this historic opportunity? Speakers: Kirk Humphrey, Somini Sengupta, Ebba Lepage, M. Sanjayan, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Mrema


The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Reducing the oceanic harm of healthcare procurement

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October 1st, 2021

A 14 minute presentation on how humans are damaging our oceans, how changes are occurring at an unprecedented rate and why we need to be worried. I also explain the role human healthcare can play by collaborating with our suppliers to reduce this harm and help sequester carbon from the atmosphere.

NHS Ocean Virtual Launch

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September 16, 2021

A recording of the first ever NHS Ocean Conference. Includes interviews, panels and discussions

An Origin Story of the Blue New Deal

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June 17, 2021

This week, the inside scoop on how a climate policy gets made. In 2019, when the Green New Deal resolution was unveiled, How to Save a Planet co-host Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson noticed something big (and blue) was missing: the ocean. The ocean is not just a victim of climate change, it’s also a hero, offering many climate solutions. Ayana, along with a bunch of other ocean policy nerds, didn’t want these solutions to go ignored. So how does a plea to remember the ocean become federal policy? In this episode, we learn from people who made it happen, how the power of the pen (or keyboard) can help catalyze climate action.

Why Sharks are Important

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May 6th, 2021

A short video from Shark Guardian explaining the importance of apex predators in preserving biodiversity and ocean health.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco's keynote address at the World Ocean Summit

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March 3rd, 2021

On the occasion of the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative this Wednesday 3rd March, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco mentioned current major ocean challenges in his keynote speech. The Sovereign reminded us of this essential message while we think of the Ocean far removed from our daily lives: "To speak of the Ocean is to speak of our human life here and now." It means tackling subjects as vast and complex as health, energy, nutrition, the economy, innovation, trade and international security.

The Importance of Oceans in our Sustainable Future

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March 3rd 2021

From 41:18, a short webinar explaining how oceans are being damaged and chemical changes are occurring at an unprecedented rate, how healthcare with other industries have the power to reduce harm and help remove and sequester carbon from the atmosphere and how through the NHS Ocean we plan to act.

The Value of Whales and Every Other Breath

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Sept 15, 2019

In this podcast, economist Ralph Chami, and whale conservationist Michael Fishbach, explain the carbon capture potential of whales and how supporting international efforts to restore whale populations around the world is one of the simplest ways to fight climate change.

Communicating Climate Change

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June 9, 2019

From the greenhouse effect, through global warming to climate chaos, Michael Rosen talks to George Marshall about the best ways to communicate what's happening to the planet. Producer Sally Heaven.