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The Ocean: Turning a Climate Change Problem Into a Solution

The Global Europe Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and European Embassies in Washington D.C. are inviting you to a virtual event on the role oceans can play in mitigating climate change during Earth Week 2021.

Date & Time

Apr. 19, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am ET
This event will be webcast live

The Ocean: Turning a Climate Change Problem Into a Solution

Healthy Oceans are a crucial component in regulating the climate on the planet. Although pollution, overfishing and acidification has seriously affected the health of ocean ecosystems, the ocean can also be a source of innovation and optimism in mitigating the effects of climate change by absorbing heat and carbon. The solutions range from blue carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems or underneath the sea, reviving and protecting coral reefs, to a sustainable use of marine sources.

Join us for a transatlantic conversation during the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Week on April 19, 10AM ET/ 4PM CET with American and European experts on how ocean solutions can combat climate change. To ask a question of the panelists, send an email to or tag @WilsonCenterGEP on Twitter.

This conversation is part of a transatlantic green initiative organized by the Global Europe Program and European Embassies in Washington D.C.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more