Why the World Ocean Summit is going to Japan in 2020

World Ocean Initiative

Why the World Ocean Summit is going to Japan in 2020
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Japan is grappling with the blue economy agenda as it tries to increase economic growth and social wellbeing while protecting the environment

The Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative (WOI) fosters a year-round global conversation on the greatest challenges facing the seas and progress towards building a truly “blue” economy. This means harnessing ocean resources for economic growth while protecting the environment and ensuring social equity.

The WOI builds on The Economist Group’s mission to be the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We have the capability to convene global audiences and world-leading experts, conduct new and insightful research, and hold politicians and businesses to account over progress towards a sustainable ocean economy.

The World Ocean Summit is the centrepiece of the WOI. Since 2012 the summit has been the premier global event at which policymakers, business leaders, campaigners and scientists have gathered for a full and frank discussion about the blue economy. Reflecting the international challenges facing the ocean, the summit is held on a different continent each year..

Read the rest of this article at the WOI site

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