How Ocean Protection Can Fuel a New Blue Economy
Monday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The global ocean plays a critical role in the health of our planet and in the global economy. Developed nations such as Canada can play a lead role in ensuring ocean sustainability as we gain the potential benefits the ocean offers, but Canada places 8th in terms of contributing to the global blue economy, despite having the longest coastline in the world. How do we change that? Canada, like many nations, is developing a new global ocean strategy – what should that look like? What do Canada and other nations need to do to be more competitive in the global ocean economy? Join our discussion with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Karin Kemper, the Global Director for the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank as we look at Canada’s current position on this from an internal and external perspective and discuss possible solutions.
Presented by Ocean Frontier Institute; COVE