世界海洋サミット(World Ocean Summit)


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【アブダビ(アラブ首長国連邦)2019年3月8日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】第6回世界海洋サミット(World Ocean Summit)は8日、「われわれは話から行動に動きつつあるが、そのペースを加速する必要がある」という慎重な楽観とともに閉幕した。







サミットはエコノミスト・グループのWorld Ocean Initiativeの中心的存在である。

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World Ocean Summit: There Are Reasons for Optimism Around the Challenges Facing the Ocean


ABU DHABI, UAE, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

The sixth World Ocean Summit closed today with a cautious optimism that we are

moving from talk to action but the pace needs to accelerate.

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Over 700 attendees including 65 speakers from over 50 countries convened this

week at the summit in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh

Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme

Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The next generation has a powerful role in spearheading necessary change. 2018

was a big year for the ocean in terms of public awareness, now it is time mobilise

this interest and implement the solutions as the 2020 deadline for Sustainable

Development Goal (SDG) 14 nears. Solutions include developing new technologies,

engaging the financial community and creating robust governance frameworks.

"The idea of a sustainable ocean economy has truly come of age. Each year at

the summit, we hear about the urgent problems facing our ocean. This year, we

have begun to hear about many of the solutions which are now beginning to take

shape," said Charlie Goddard, editorial director, the Economist. "Cellular

agriculture, artificial intelligence and alternative fuels are all exciting new

technologies that will help shape the blue economy. Innovative financing

mechanisms and international partnerships will underpin most of these projects."

"The summit has brought about an immense amount of energy and focus on the

critical issues pertaining to our ocean. It has enhanced our understanding and

really set the tone for the way forward, especially on financing, blue

technology, aquaculture and plastic pollution. The level of engagement and

dialogue has been phenomenal. During the summit, the EAD announced a new

fisheries recovery plan and reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to tackling

plastic pollution in the marine environment. We now need to leverage this

momentum and mobilise these ideas at scale and pace that can bring about a

profound shift in the way things stand today," said Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak,

Managing Director, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD).

H.E. Rashid Abdul Karim Al Baloushi, Acting Undersecretary of Department of

Economic Development - Abu Dhabi (ADDED), said: "We congratulate the organisers

and participants for this successful event, and we are proud to be part of this

global movement which proactively works on achieving a sustainable marine

economy. It is particularly important for Abu Dhabi as the marine sector is one

of the main pillars of the local economy to drive growth. It is vital that

there is a concerted effort among various government entities to promote the

conservation of our oceans through initiatives that are economically viable

while addressing ocean pollution. The outcomes of this event will certainly go

a long way within the UAE, throughout the region and the world, towards our

common quest to contribute to the global efforts of saving our oceans."

The summit is the centrepiece of The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative.

Source: World Ocean Summit