12:30PM – 1:30PM
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The Blue Economy: The Missing Link to Sustainable Development
Although coastal and marine resources have always played a critical role in the global economy, these largely remained on the periphery of development interventions and in people’s minds. The ocean economy was thus a missing piece of the puzzle of sustainable development, including in the fight against climate change. SDG 14 on oceans and life underwater ignited a global movement for the sustainable management and use of ocean resources including for economic prosperity (i.e., blue economy).
Join YBG for a conversation about the exploration of linkages between and overall framework to engage solutions across environments, sectors, and economies. The speakers include Dr. Pawan G. Patil, a Senior Economist at the World Bank, Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau, Ocean Scientist at the University of British Columbia and former Yale post-doc, Timila Dhakhwa '16 MEM, a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank, Lisbet Kugler '01 MESc a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, Safiya Sawney, the Caribbean Policy Lead at Oceans Unite, and the discussion will be moderated by Jorge Barbosa '13 MESc, Blue Economy Session at the World Bank.