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Hub Culture Frontlines Summit

Over half the population of the planet is due to be affected by the impacts of climate change on sea level rise, coastal communities and water stressed areas. These are the frontlines of the climate crisis, and communities all around the world are affected. Join Hub Culture and other partners for an impactful full day Summit drawing together frontline communities to share best practices, solutions, outline funding mechanisms and build collaboration on this issue.

Hosted at BUEI, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke HM 19, Bermuda

In Partnership Collaboration with: Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), Competent Boards, Penrose Partners, Bermuda Asset Management and the Earth Law Center.

Real-time collaboration hubs include:

Ocean health 

Digital tools


Carbon finance

Shoreline Protection

Putting Nature on the Board

Resilience and Adaptation

And more

map-marker Created with Sketch.   Bermuda Underwater Exploration Insitute
Starting on: 2023-06-28 @ 08:00 AM and ends on 2023-06-29 @ 08:00 PM
(All times are in Canada/Atlantic timezone)

Event schedule

8:00 - 9:00


Location / RoomBUEI Reception
A welcome networking hour with a chance to review working topics
9:00 - 9:30

Frontlines Welcome

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
A mixer welcome and team building moment for co-creation of the un-conference schedule
Stan Stalnaker
9:30 - 10:20

Ocean Health Check

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
BUEI scientific leaders provide an overview on ocean health issues, including acidification, biodiversity loss and temperature change, along with corresponding impacts
William Curry, BIOS, Karla Lacey, BUEI Choy Aming, Bermuda Aquarium
10:20 - 11:00

Ocean Advocacy

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
Strategies for driving impact and action on oceans related work
Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council
11:00 - 11:40

Carbon Finance

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
Unraveling opportunities around climate finance, climate bonds and nature based assets (remote)
Katie Hoffman, Regeneration.vc Matthias Pitkowitz, EQX Biome Wes Geisenburger, Hedera and Hashgraph Foundation
11:40 - 12:30

Climate Linked Digital Assets

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
How can digital assets and tokenization help drive climate action?
Kerem Kocuoglu, Penrose Partners Chance Barnett, Jewel Bank
12:30 - 2:00

Community Lunch

Location / RoomFront Street and Harbourfront Restaruant
Enjoy the city and Front street for lunchtime discussions, grab a sandwich or snacks from the lobby, or gather at Harbourfront Restaurant for a working lunch break.
2;00 - 2:40

Putting Nature on the Board

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
Learn how companies are putting nature on the board, and how the rights for nature movement is progressing
Nancy Wright, Competent Boards Alexandra Pimor, Earth Law Center (remote) Jerome Dill, Hub Culture Julia Jackson, Grounded
2:40 - 3:30

Protecting Shorelines and the Deep Sea

Location / RoomBUEI Auditorium
An overview on sea level rise and methods for shoreline protection, beach restoration and reserve financing, with a look at efforts to protect the deep.
Blayne Ross, Shorelock Nathan Funk, Belize Mangroves Vasser Seydel, Oxygen Project

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