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Topic: Ocean Initiative

Topic: Ocean Initiative

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today it is intending to commit $480 million over the next five years to advance bold action for people, the ocean, and climate. The announcement was made during the closing ceremony of the annual Our Ocean Conference, hosted in Athens, Greece, where governments, intergovernmental organizations, academia, the private … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

Today the Packard Foundation joined a groundbreaking alliance of leading philanthropic organizations contributing over $250 million of initial funding to supercharge ocean-based climate solutions through the Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance (ORCA). ORCA’s mission is to address the global climate crisis by coordinating efforts within the ocean community and leveraging philanthropy to scale ocean-based solutions. These … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

Ocean science and conservation are core to the Packard Foundation’s DNA. The Foundation made its first ocean grant in 1968 to the San Jose State College Foundation Moss Landing Marine Lab. Nearly six decades later, our grantee partners have catalyzed a surge of progress, from launching and growing the sustainable seafood movement, preventing the extinction … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

“At the Packard Foundation, we believe justice, equity and diversity are absolutely essential for achieving our ocean conservation goals.” Julie Packard Executive director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Board member, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation June 2022. More than 6,000 people. Twenty-four heads of state and government. Over two thousand organizations. The second United Nations Ocean … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

The albatross is a magnificent but elusive creature that spends much of its life airborne and at sea. If you have been fortunate enough to see one of these winged giants in flight, it is an image that stays with you. With the largest wingspan of any bird, the wandering albatross can cover up to … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe, regulates our climate, and provides food for billions of people. Ocean health and human well-being are inseparable – and yet they are at a shared Continued overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

Women and gender-diverse people play a critical role in the seafood industry – 50 percent of workers that bring seafood to global markets are women according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Despite this, systemic inequities – including lack of legal protections, limited political representation, and underrepresentation in company … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

Over the next two weeks, world leaders are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th annual UN Climate Conference (COP26). Against a backdrop of intensifying climate impacts — such as stronger and increasingly-common hurricanes and wildfires, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers — COP26 is a make-or-break moment for climate action after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change described the climate … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

The main finding of the recent climate report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is clear: to curtail rising temperatures, we must take action now. As the ocean heats up, destructive erosion and flooding caused by sea level rise are not only putting humans at risk but also also threatening coastal habitats that support many fish, birds, and plants. Fortunately, scientists and conservationists are … Continued

Topic: Ocean Initiative

As the Packard Foundation works to more intentionally weave together human well-being and ocean health, we are sharing a series of perspective pieces written by our grantees. These stories highlight their efforts to manage ocean resources in a more just and equitable way to improve outcomes for the ocean and the people who depend on it. The … Continued