The Economist Events' third World Ocean Summit ambitiously aims to set a new global agenda for the ocean economy.
BLUE ECONOMY; BLUE GROWTH
The ‘blue economy’ is nascent and not yet clearly defined, but it offers a vision of the ocean and coasts as a new source of economic growth, job creation and investment. Viewed narrowly, this could simply mean the beginning of a new and intensified phase of conventional economic activity. Yet a more expansive interpretation sees a blue economy in which economic opportunity is balanced by responsible investment in a sustainable ocean economy— a ‘win-win’ scenario where the private sector, acting through enlightened self-interest, is a catalyst for both economic development and environmental protection. In this vision, the blue economy is in itself a source of opportunity, investment and growth.
World Ocean Summit will convene more than 250 global leaders from various sectors with direct interests in the oceans and igniting a constructive dialogue on solution.
Last year, WWL CEO Chris Connor spoke at the summit, effectively launching the Trident Alliance. This year VP Environment Roger Strevens will take part in the session "Investing in the blue economy—opportunities, challenges, solutions".
Get the full program here.