Blue Economy: Financing Life Below Water
Thursday, September 30
16:30 - 17:30
How does the threat to the ocean threaten the economy? What new market opportunities does the Blue Economy offer?
The Blue Economy is a new concept that encourages more effective management of our ocean, or ‘blue’ water resources. Like the Green Economy, the Blue Economy model is aimed at improving human well-being and social justice, while significantly reducing environmental risks.
The global ocean economy alone is valued at about $1.5 trillion annually, 80% of world trade is conducted by sea, 350 million jobs worldwide are related to fisheries, therefore, it is important to develop sustainable water resources management for the benefit of nature and economic development.
Leading Expert of the TASS Press-Center
Regional Coordinator for Europe Office, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
CEO of the Nobel Foundation, Formerly Norway’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Adviser to the Head of the Federal Agency for Water Resources (Rosvodresursy)
Chief Executive Officer, Dynamic Planet
Explorer in Residence, Pristine Seas Founder and Leader, National Geographic Society
* The Programme may be subject to change