On October 18th, 2019, the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier co-convened a meeting of thought leaders from across industry, government, academia, and the conservation community of California. The goal? To refine the Ocean Climate Action Plan, a.k.a. the "Blue New Deal," and take it to the national stage.
Many Maine communities have identified climate-related vulnerabilities to their homes, businesses and natural areas, due to the impacts of sea level rise and increases in severe storms. Finding funding for adaptation solutions is often a major barrier to addressing these concerns and moving forward.
Blue Frontier Campaign, an ocean conservation and policy group, and the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies have put forward an Ocean Climate Action Plan (aka “Blue New Deal”) as a way for the United States to respond to the threats documented in the IPCC report.