Keeping Carbon in the Sea, Keeping Plastics Out, and Keeping Sea Level Down
This Environmental Science and Earth Day Expert Panel will feature scientists from NYU, University of Portsmouth, and Hamilton College
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
This Environmental Science and Earth Day Expert Panel will feature scientists from NYU, University of Portsmouth, and Hamilton College to discuss recent work on sea level rise, the science of “blue carbon” stored in the sea, and important policy changes to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.
Professor Fletcher is the United Nations Ocean Lead and he heads the University of Portsmouth's Revolution Plastics initiative. Professor Fletcher is involved in research which is looking at G20 plastic policies and combating the urgent challenge of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. He can talk about solutions to this global issue which include how isolated interventions have minimal impact and that systemic change is the key to success by bringing together countries, governments, business and communities to work together.