Policy
VISION

We envision climate-ready coastal cities implementing effective policy solutions, ensuring environmental justice for coastal communities, and serving as models for state and federal policy change.

Climate Readiness Framework for Coastal Cities

As climate impacts intensify, so do risks to the 65 million people living in coastal cities—but there are solutions. We developed a framework with over 70 recommendations that enable coastal cities better adapt to and manage climate risks; create good, green jobs and a trained workforce; and build healthier and more equitable communities.

Ocean Justice Platform

Urban Ocean Lab partnered with Azul, Taproot Earth, and Center for American Progress to establish the Ocean Justice Forum. We released a consensus Ocean Justice Platform laying out principles and priorities for placing justice at the heart of federal ocean policy. This work led to the White House creating the first-ever Ocean Justice Strategy.

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Urban Ocean Lab is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that cultivates rigorous, creative, equitable, and practical climate and ocean policy for the future of coastal cities.

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