Join us for a fantastic interview with Dr. Andrea Grottoli as she touches on many important topics, but in particular the importance of ensuring that the science is turned into policy and the policy becomes action!
Dr. Andrea Grottoli is a Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences and the former President of the International Coral Reef Society She is also the co-author on the recently released paper "Rebuilding Coral Reefs: A Decadal Grand Challenge" calling for new commitments and actions by the world's policymakers to protect and restore coral reefs. The recommendations for policy action are to:
Reduce global climate change threats by establishing and following through on commitments such as the Paris Agreement and Blue Carbon Initiatives.
Improve local conditions to build resilience through active coordination among agencies at all levels of government for the management and protection of reefs and surrounding coastlines.
Invest in active restoration to enhance recovery coupled with support for innovation.
You can find more about Dr. Grottoli here.