BALI, Indonesia, Feb 22-24, 2017 – The events arm of the foremost international socio-economics news magazine, The Economist, host the fourth World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia, bringing a critical eye to the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy. The aim of the summit is ambitious: to mobilise a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean.
More than 70 leaders are speaking including Jusuf Kalla, Vice-president, Republic of Indonesia; Karmenu Vella, commissioner for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, European Commission; Erik Solheim, executive director, United Nations Environment Programme; Michael Eckhart, managing director and head of environmental finance, power, Citigroup; Boyan Slat, founder and CEO, The Ocean Cleanup; and Adrian Grenier, filmmaker, entrepreneur and social good advocate.
“A new wave of economic activity is underway in the ocean, even as we continue to use the seas unsustainably," says Charles Goddard, executive director of the World Ocean Summit. "By bringing together business, government and the wider ocean community, we hope to map a path for better aligning the growing marine economy with the long-term health of the ocean."
The summit brings together more than 400 individuals from nearly 60 countries including ministers from key ocean states, investors, global business leaders, the next generation of ocean advocates, multilateral organisations and the scientific community for a constructive and solution-focused dialogue on how the blue economy is to be financed.
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