A “Sustainable Ocean Economy” Dialogue to explore the role of the public and private sectors with regards to decarbonization, the future of jobs, gender balance and untapped potential and opportunities. 

Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020

Time: 18:00 PM – 19:15 PM (UTC+8)

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Context of the event:

With an opening video address from Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.

Close to 80% of global trade moves by sea, and fish provide essential nutrients for over 1 billion people. The unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic – with impacts on ports, industries and workers – risk leaving many people undernourished and vulnerable without the services provided by the ocean economy. Recovery from the pandemic and building back a more resilient and sustainable ocean economy will be critical to ensuring long-term ocean security, and inclusivity for the livelihoods that depend on it. The need to rethink and rebuild our economic system presents an opportunity that society must seize today. At the same time, we must address the gaps in ocean management and take action to reverse unsustainable ocean economy practices.

  • How can we ensure a just transition for small island developing states while improving and ensuring an inclusive and sustainable ocean economy through the private sector?
  • How can COVID-19 stimulus packages accelerate change in a sustainable ocean economy through the related industry sectors? 

List of speakers: 

  • Kitack Lim - Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Charles Goddard - Editorial Director, The Economist
  • Barkha Mossae - Global Shaper, Port Louis Hub
  • Nigel Edwards - Group CSR Director, Hilton Food Group