The global ocean community prepares to gather in Lisbon – city (and country) at the forefront of sustainable ocean thinking and practice – for the 10th annual World Ocean Summit (February 27th-March 1st), organised by The Economist Impact.
The World Ocean Summit is an annual global event bringing together the widest cross-section of the ocean community from business and finance to governments, national and international policy-makers, civil society and academia. The event is designed with the aim to inspire innovations and to trigger effective action to develop a sustainable ocean economy.
The agenda will feature cross-industry sessions to leverage synergies encouraging the different sectors engagement and new partnerships. High-level policy discussions will continue to be at the heart of plenary sessions (over 50) with more than 120 speakers.
In this edition the summit will steer progress by addressing the greatest challenges facing the ocean: climate change, sustainable development of coastal cities, renewable energy, biodiversity and pollution, blue finance options with a focus on governance to minimise anthropogenic impacts on the ocean and marine industries including shipping, fishing, aquaculture, energy and tourism.
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