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2nd World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific 2022 by the Economist Impact

Tuesday 29 November 2022 - Wednesday 30 November 2022

: Singapore

Harnessing the changing tides

November 29th-30th 2022, Singapore

'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.

Entering its second year, the summit will cover the length and breadth of the sustainable ocean economy with sessions on governance, climate change, finance, supply chains, innovation and technology, shipping, tourism, fishing and aquaculture. A key theme for the summit will be marine pollution and addressing the problems of plastics and chemicals in the ocean.

This two-day programme will take place at the Resorts World Convention Centre in Singapore in-person. Up to 12 sessions over the course of the summit will be live-streamed to a wider audience virtually. View the agenda to see the virtual sessions.' [Excerpt from website]

Our Director of Science Professor Steve Widdecombe will be speaking this year at the 2nd World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific 2022 by the Economist Impact. For those not attending in-person, you can register and stream sessions for free here >>