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Fire Drill Fridays: Protecting Our Oceans | Greenpeace USA

Just this past December, world leaders agreed to protect 30% of all oceans by 2030. It was a landmark decision that has implications for every being on Earth! Unfortunately, it was just an agreement; it didn’t actually put in place the mechanisms that are needed to achieve this goal. We hope that’s what will be accomplished in a few short weeks at what could be the very last Global Oceans Treaty negotiations.

Ahead of an Intergovernmental Conference on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in 2023, Actor and Activist, Jane Fonda, and Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director, John Hocevar, discuss this critical crossroads in the fight to protect the health of our oceans.

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About our guest:
For the past 18 years, John Hocevar has led Greenpeace USA’s fight to keep our oceans healthy for future generations. John and his team are working to eliminate single-use plastic, create a global network of ocean sanctuaries, and stop deep sea mining before it starts. They are also working to end human rights abuses and environmental destruction in industrial fisheries. John is a marine biologist and a submarine pilot. His work in Antarctic waters last year resulted in 7 new areas being closed to fishing. Before coming to Greenpeace, John was the co-founder and Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet.

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