Pacific Climate Forum of the Americas: Promoting Marine Biodiversity & Climate Resilience in an Era of High Risk and Uncertainty


June 1 – 3, 2022

Pre-Forum Scientific Briefings on June 1st

Virtual Forum

In the run-up to the 9th Summit of the Americas, which will be hosted by the United States in Los Angeles, CA, the IOA and partner institutions organized this virtual 2-day forum that convened policymakers, top scientists, academia and leaders of business and civil society to discuss urgent topics of importance to the entire Hemisphere, with a focus on the following overarching themes:

Video resources highlighting the San Diego region’s innovative climate action projects and technologies

Octavio Aburto ©

Ocean Warming, Deoxygenation & Acidification

Marine Biodiversity Protection & Sustainable Fisheries Management

Octavio Aburto ©

Sea Level Rise

Coastal Resilience, Eco-System Restoration & Nature-Based Solutions

Octavio Aburto ©


Water resource management under a changing climate.

Gerry Machen ©

Energy Transition
& Deep Decarbonization

Technology, finance and policy to achieve Net-Zero emissions.

Climate Action
and the Blue Economy

Sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth and improving livelihoods.

This virtual forum will be convening individuals from government, business and civil society, including senior officials from the following countries: Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the United States.

See Agenda Here

English/Spanish simultaneous interpretation available for all sessions


About the organizers

Institute of the Americas

Established in 1981, the Institute of the Americas is an independent, nonpartisan Inter-American institution, co-located on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla California, devoted to encouraging social and economic reform in the Americas, broadening communication and strengthening political and economic relations between Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Understanding and Protecting the Planet Since 1903. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges.

School for Global Policy & Strategy

We are a true global society of faculty, staff, students and community partners dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research—all with an eye on building a Pacific community. Our school stands among the world’s top graduate schools of international relations and public policy, and is the established leader in its focus on Asia and the Americas.

This event is possible thanks to the amazing support of the following organizations: