What divides us, is also what connects us. Water is the foundation of all life on Earth and makes up over 70% of this blue planet. Regulating climate, preserving biodiversity, generating vast productivity, and modulating the carbon dioxide cycle – our oceans support and sustain every living species on the planet. We simply cannot survive without healthy oceans.
But the climate crisis is pushing our oceans and biodiversity to the edge. Ecosystems teeter on the brink of extinction. Human communities suffer the consequences – climate change exacerbates conflict, suffering, and contributes to the global refugee crisis.
We are at the cross-road. Our models for sustaining oceans and people are not working. A sustainable future requires us to think and act differently, and to come together, forging alliances in a new model of Global Citizenship. Our efforts must unite science and technology with governance, philanthropy, and business in dialogue and actions that will truly transform our world, generating abundance and equity.
‘Global Citizenship: Coast to Coast’ will underline the critical role that global citizenship plays in building key partnerships to push the environmental agenda forward and create sustainable framework for the vitality of our oceans, and ultimately secure the future of our only home.
Our speakers for this session are:
– Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda
– Mr. Armand Arton, Founder, Global Citizen Forum
– Dr. Deborah Brosnan, President & Founder, Deborah Brosnan & Associates
– Mr. John Paul DeJoria, Global Entrepreneur and Philantrophist
– Dr. Drew Richardson, President and CEO, PADI