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Urgent Actions Needed to Face Environmental Emergencies, is an Intergenerational Panel featuring four leading voices in the youth climate movement to discuss the global fight for ocean justice with the 2023 Laureates of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Dr. Daniel Pauly and Dr. Rashid Sumaila.


Join us for this special in-person conversation at the University of Southern California (USC). USC is home to the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement – which, in 2023, celebrates its 50th Anniversary.


This event will be hosted in-person as well as live-streamed.  A light lunch will be served at 11:00 AM, with the panel beginning promptly at 11:30 AM.


Register here for the in-person event.

Register here to join the live-stream at 11:30 AM.




Leah Thomas - also known as Green Girl Leah, is an influential environmental activist and author of 'The Intersectional Environmentalist'.



Xiye Bastida – Climate Justice Activist | Student at the University of Pennsylvania

Ray Kiliho – Coordinator - Africa Region, Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots | Jane Goodall Institute - Tanzania

Tianna Shaw-Wakeman – Environmental Justice Program Lead, Black Women for Wellness | USC Alumna

Evan Weber – Co-Founder, Sunrise Movement


2023 Tyler Prize Laureates

Dr. Rashid Sumaila – 2023 Tyler Prize Laureate | University Killam Professor and Canada Research Chair, The University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Dr. Daniel Pauly – 2023 Tyler Prize Laureate | University Killam Professor, The University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Founder and Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us


This event is part of our 50th Anniversary @TylerPrize celebrations – we have three events open to the public during late April. Visit our Eventbrite Collection – we hope you'll join us to honor 50 years of environmental achievement!

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