Blue economy and decarbonization to meet the climate crisis: An International Agenda

Official side event of the UN Ocean Conference

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Official side event of the UN Ocean Conference, taking place in the Blue Zone, inside the Conference venue.

This session aims at reflecting and fostering transatlantic cooperation for the blue economy and building an innovation ecosystem for the blue bioeconomy to promote decarbonization and sustainable growth.

Confirmed speakers include José Maria Costa, Portuguese Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs, and Vincent Doumeizel, Senior Adviser at United Nations Global Compact on Oceans.

This event is co-organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Association for Business Ethics, the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere – IPMA and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


16:00   Opening Session

Miguel Miranda, President of Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera – IPMA
Mário Parra da Silva, President of Associação Portuguesa de Ética Empresarial
Luís de Melo Jerónimo, Diretor of Gulbenkian Sustainable Development Programme

16:15   Presentations

José Maria Costa, Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs
Peter de Menocal, President of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – WHOI
Helena Vieira, Professor at Faculdade de Ciências – Universidade de Lisboa

Kilaparti Ramakrishna (Rama), WHOI

16:40   Discussion Panel

Miguel Miranda, President of Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera – IPMA
Filipa Saldanha, Deputy Director of the Gulbenkian Sustainable Development Programme
Vincent Doumeizel, UN Global Compact Ocean Coalition

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