One of the most unique aspects of the Earth is its oceans. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, sustaining life on our blue planet depends on them. Even so, marine plastic waste is rapidly increasing, over 90% of greenhouse gases are now stored in the sea, and there is growing demand for ocean resources.
As the blue economy booms, businesses need to collaborate on minimising their ocean impact and addressing climate change. What collective action is being taken to protect nature’s most important system and what more needs to be done for ocean sustainability?
Join us January 28 at this free event to hear from business leaders, ocean policy experts, and civil society, including speakers:
Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean. She has served as Secretary-General in WWF Norway since 2012. She also holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Fishery Science in Tromsø.
Christine Spiten, Senior Corporate Advisor, Plastic & Circular Economy at WWF. She co-founded Blueye Robotics in 2015, has been awarded by Forbes Magazine as one of “30 under 30 most important Tech Founders” in addition to Top 10 Norwegian Female Tech-Entrepreneurs 2018.
Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Special Representative for the Ocean at Utenriksdepartementet (Norge) and Former Minister of Climate and the Environment. He also served as Minister of Climate and the Environment (2015-2018), and Minister of EEA and EU Affairs (2013-2015) and Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Adela Sanchez Askeland is the COO at Development Goals Forum, in addition to work for the UN Global Compact Norway.
17:30-18:00 Doors open, come mingle and get settled
18:00-19:00 Talk and discussion
19:00-late Stick around and continue the conversation