CorPower Ocean recently appeared at a special event backed by the United Nations to drive awareness of key ocean issues, ahead of a series of major global events.
As co-hosts of the United Nations Ocean Conference, the Embassies of Portugal and of the Republic of Kenya to Sweden organized the Blue Talk entitled “The 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference and Stockholm+50 Conference: Building Bridges”.
The event was staged in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme Office in Stockholm and supported by the participation of the Ambassador for the Ocean and the Ambassador Stockholm+50 Secretariat.
The objective was to engage key stakeholders ahead of the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference – being staged in Lisbon, Portugal between June 27 and July 01 – and promote debate around Ocean Innovation, the Blue Economy and Gender Issues.
Final conclusions and recommendations from the event provided an ‘Ocean perspective’ further informing the
Stockholm+50 Conference, which took place in Sweden, in early June.
Convened by the United Nations General Assembly, Stockholm+50 commemorated 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which made the environment a pressing global issue for the first time.
Appearing in the ‘Blue Economy’ panel discussion, CorPower Ocean CEO Patrik Moller said: “The ocean represents important opportunities for the renewable energy sector, as the combination between wave energy, wind and solar power is key to replacing fossil fuels and addressing climate change, while simultaneously creating green jobs and strengthening economies in coastal regions.”
The full event can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVmYyg5BIRs
Full conclusions and recommendations from the Blue Economy discussion can be found below:
Panel 3: The Blue Economy
- A clear universal definition of the concept of “blue economy” is necessary so that it can be applied in both developed and developing countries.
- Blue justice should be a central part of the blue growth agenda, in order to ensure that marine resources and the benefits from the ocean are equitably distributed. The circular economy is also an important dimension of the blue economy, as are the gender and innovation perspectives. These dimensions are key to promote a sustainable and equitable blue economy that benefits everyone.
- A holistic approach regarding the management of different systems (land, freshwater, coastal, and marine resources) is fundamental for a healthy blue economy, which should take into account both upstream and downstream interests.
- The ocean represents important opportunities for the renewable energy sector, as the combination between wave energy, wind and solar power is key to replacing fossil fuels and addressing climate change, while simultaneously creating green jobs and strengthening economies in coastal regions.