The Economics of Oceans
03.12.13 - 04.11.13
There is a growing demand for decision-makers to better understand and manage human dependence on healthy ocean ecosystems and biodiversity.
This meeting to be held in Washington D.C seeks to address a number of pressing issues and challenges facing today’s decision-makers and will target a high profile audience of public and private decision-makers across all relevant sectors.
The meeting objectives include:
- To raise awareness and understanding of the critical contribution of healthy marine ecosystems to human well-being
- To explore new policies to better manage human activities and their impact on marine and coastal ecosystems services
- To discuss new innovations that will promote the “greening” of blue ocean industries by including nature’s values in business decisions.
- To build confidence in the use of ecosystem service knowledge in decision-making
- To explore the application of “green thinking for a blue world: in regional policy settings.
The event is part of the Embassy of Sweden’s year long public diplomacy program Globalization & Migration.
Register for the even here.
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