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The 2016 Election and Beyond: What’s at stake for the environment

An update from the EDF Political Team

This year’s campaign season has been unique and historic. But what does it mean for the environment? Click below to hear our perspective on Campaign 2016 where we will take a look at the important constituencies we’re working to engage and the tactics and partnerships we’re leveraging in order to build a Congress that will move federal climate legislation forward.


This teleconference call was recorded on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern

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Fish Forever: Restoring global oceans to abundance

Diane Regas, senior vice president, programs, EDF
Amanda Leland, vice president, oceans, EDF
Brett Jenks, president & CEO, Rare
Steve Gaines, dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB
Caesar Munoz, partner from a Belizean fishing community

Billions of people depend on seafood for sustenance, and half the world’s fish are caught in small fisheries in the developing world. Most of these are overfished, and some are in peril of collapse. Very real tragedy looms if we do not act now to restore them to health and abundance.

The good news is: we can do it.

Please join us for a progress update on Fish Forever, a global initiative led through a partnership between Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Rare and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). We will highlight our initial successes with local partners in Belize and discuss strategies to achieve our long-term goal of empowering thousands of the world’s poorest coastal communities to sustainably manage their own fisheries, improve livelihoods and build coastal resilience to climate change.

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EDF teleconference on major White House climate policy announcement

Fred Krupp, President, EDF
Diane Regas, Senior Vice President for Programs, EDF
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, EDF
Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President for U.S. Climate and Political Affairs, EDF President, Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF)

President Obama made an historic climate policy announcement in a speech at Georgetown University on June 25th. Join us to discuss what it means for carbon pollution rules and energy policy.

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Can the world fish forever?

Diane Regas, Senior Vice President, Programs, EDF
Amanda Leland, Vice President, Oceans, EDF
Martha Piper, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Rare

One billion people depend on fish as their primary source of protein, and half the world’s fish
is caught in small fisheries, primarily in the developing world. Overfishing is hurtling these areas
toward catastrophe: Almost all of the world’s fish stocks are fully exploited or over-exploited.
If these fisheries crash, the human toll and ecosystem repercussions will be enormous.

Please join Amanda Leland of EDF and Martha Piper of Rare to learn about our new
“Fish Forever” campaign aimed at restoring our oceans to abundance through innovative
approaches in partnership with communities in Asia and South America. The effort supports
our bold new goal with the World Bank to achieve sustainable management of half the world’s
fisheries in the next ten years.

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Saving Sharks: EDF Supports Cuba-Mexico-U.S. Partnership

Dan Grossman, Regional Director, EDF Rocky Mountain Office
Diane Regas, Vice President, EDF Oceans Program
Pam Baker, Director, Gulf of Mexico Strategic Conservation Initiatives
Dr. Robert H. Hueter, Director, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory

Sharks are essential to healthy marine ecosystems and coastal economies in the U.S., Cuba, and Mexico, yet their numbers are dwindling to dangerously low levels.

Listen to EDF experts Diane Regas and Pam Baker, and Dr. Robert H. Hueter from Mote Marine Laboratory, as they discuss the new tri-national alliance to restore these highly migratory animals using catch shares, EDF’s proven approach that provides incentives for fishermen to work toward conservation.

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Restoring the Ocean to Abundance: Ending Overfishing with Catch Shares


Dan Grossman, Regional Director, EDF Rocky Mountain Office
Diane Regas,
Vice President, EDF Oceans Program
Bill (Bubba) Cochrane, Fisherman

Decades of overfishing have emptied the ocean of fish — jeopardizing seafood supplies and the livelihoods of local fishing communities, and fundamentally altering the health of ocean ecosystems.  EDF has done pioneering work on an innovative market-based approach to managing fisheries called catch shares, which is yielding dramatic increases in fish populations, reductions in wasted fish, and more stable fishing jobs.

Join EDF’s vice president for oceans and one of the many fishermen we work with as they discuss the transformative change we’re accomplishing in U.S. waters — and how we’re beginning to spread the benefits of catch shares to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Listen to this discussion:

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