Chief Oceans Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) - Douglas Rader advises EDF leadership on the scientific aspects of policies and programs affecting oceans. He works with international and regional teams around the world to leverage cutting-edge science in current Oceans Program projects and emerging ocean issues.
It’s absolutely critical that nations come together now to create climate-smart fisheries for the future that take into account the many impacts that are likely to occur based on the IPCC report. The integrity of ocean ecosystems translates to impacts on global nutrition, food security and the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world. We cannot afford to leave the ocean — and in particular, fisheries — out of the climate change discussion. Our lives depend on it, literally.