World Ocean Summit 2020

World Ocean Summit 2020

Conference
The new ocean agenda
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We are facing a perfect storm. On the one hand government and industry increasingly see
the ocean as an important source of economic growth; on the other, they are tasked with
countering the existential threat the ocean faces due to these (and other, land-based) activities. Businesses want to invest, but are unsure about the risks due to ocean degradation and associated regulation. This dichotomy is evident in two of the most pressing issues facing the ocean: overfishing (and the related issues of fishing subsidies and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing), and the question of how to manage plastic pollution (a complex land-based issue, but one that has a profound effect on the ocean). A more forthright discussion about these and other trade-offs is an essential part of the new ocean agenda.

The World Ocean Summit will bring together a global group of policymakers, business an...
Exclusive offer for the F6S community
Save 20% on the standard rate
Use discount code F6S20 today!

We are facing a perfect storm. On the one hand government and industry increasingly see
the ocean as an important source of economic growth; on the other, they are tasked with
countering the existential threat the ocean faces due to these (and other, land-based) activities. Businesses want to invest, but are unsure about the risks due to ocean degradation and associated regulation. This dichotomy is evident in two of the most pressing issues facing the ocean: overfishing (and the related issues of fishing subsidies and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing), and the question of how to manage plastic pollution (a complex land-based issue, but one that has a profound effect on the ocean). A more forthright discussion about these and other trade-offs is an essential part of the new ocean agenda.

The World Ocean Summit will bring together a global group of policymakers, business and
civil society leaders, investors, scientists and entrepreneurs to debate and develop new ideas on how to decouple economic growth from ocean degradation.
How can we build a new— truly blue— ocean agenda?

Benefits of attending:
1. Learn about national 'blue economy' strategies from heads of state, ministers and government officials from over 40
countries and small island developing states who recognise the ocean as a solution to climate change
2. Network with scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, corporate chiefs and investors who are working towards solutions to
enhance ocean-conservation and blue-economy opportunities, and finance ocean solutions at scale
3. Support the private sector and financial institutions to build sustainable best practices to report on their positive impact by
2020 in alignment with SDG 14 (life below water) goals
4. Learn from Japanese marine clusters and innovators and build your ocean network in Japan
5. Follow the growth of the 'changemakers' and women within the ocean economy that will benefit from mentorship
opportunities in a bid to realise their vision for the 'blue' economy
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Organizers
Martin Koehring
Head of The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative