Events

ADB Seminar Series - Ocean Health: Actions from Source to Sea

02 May 2019
Nadi
Fiji

Asia Pacific’s oceans are exceptionally rich in biodiversity, support large and growing marine economies and provide livelihoods and food security for millions of people. But the ocean faces major challenges, including climate change, pollution, unsustainable fishing, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss.  These, in turn, threaten development gains and economic growth.  Globally, ocean health has become an urgent priority, with Asia and the Pacific showing leadership on action. 

The seminar, which is part of the ADB Seminar Series during the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting, sought to:  

(i) Discuss actions for ocean health and for developing sustainable ocean economies; 
(ii) Present the interconnectedness of oceans health and economic development; and 
(iii) Showcase partnership, financing, and investment opportunities.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 May 2019 Opening Remarks Opening Remarks Craig Leeson
02 May 2019 Video Screening A Plastic Ocean (trailer)
A Plastic Ocean is an award-winning feature-length documentary by a group of dedicated scientists, filmmakers, social entrepreneurs, scholars...
Craig Leeson
02 May 2019 Interactive Seminar Discussion Part 1: Building Consensus and Consolidating Action Bambang Brodjonegoro, Naoko Ishii, Takehiko Nakao, Andrew Steer, and Cristelle Pratt
02 May 2019 Interactive Seminar Discussion Part 2: Oceans Health and Economic Development Bambang Brodjonegoro, Naoko Ishii, Takehiko Nakao, Andrew Steer, and Cristelle Pratt
02 May 2019 Interactive Seminar Discussion Part 3: Building Partnerships and Investment Opportunities Bambang Brodjonegoro, Naoko Ishii, Takehiko Nakao, Andrew Steer, and Cristelle Pratt
02 May 2019 Plenary Questions and Answers Plenary Questions and Answers
02 May 2019 Final Question Final Question Bambang Brodjonegoro, Naoko Ishii, Takehiko Nakao, Andrew Steer, and Cristelle Pratt
02 May 2019 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Craig Leeson

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