A summit exploring governance, climate change, finance, supply chains, innovation and technology in pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy in fisheries and aquaculture.
Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, 29-30 September 2022
The Asia-Pacific is the region that is perhaps most vulnerable to climate change and ocean degradation, being heavily dependent on the seas for food provision and economic development. Challenges with pollution, climate change impacts, biodiversity loss and patchy governance, among others, make the transition to a sustainable ocean economy in the Asia-Pacific complex and occasionally even daunting. At the same time, the global conversation on the ocean typically happens elsewhere.
Following the successful launch of the World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific in 2021 and a dynamic, albeit online 9th annual World Ocean Summit held in March 2022, the Economist Impact is excited to return to an in-person event for the 2nd World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific in late November 2022. The summit will cover the length and breadth of governance, climate change, finance, supply chains, innovation and technology in pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy in fisheries and aquaculture.
On Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 12:30-14:30 (UTC+8), WorldFish's Interim Director General and CGIAR's Acting Senior Director for Aquatic Food Systems, Essam Yassin Mohammed, will join policy-makers, business leaders, investors and activists to present in a panel on 'Fisheries - Innovations to close the sustainability gap' to orient discussions on the health of the global ocean and the development of a truly sustainable blue economy firmly in the Asia and the Pacific regions.