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The seminar focuses on the global ocean, celebrating Volvo Environment Prize Laureate Professor Rashid Sumaila’s work. The ocean is a fundamental sink of carbon dioxide and plays a critical role in stabilizing the Earth biophysical processes. It also provides food and employment for millions of people and is substantially influenced by climate change, overfishing and pollution.
We will explore pathways to ensure that the ocean can continue to provide for humanity, while also protecting its intrinsic values and the structure and function of ecosystems. Furthermore, how protection and use of the ocean can provide benefits from these global commons, in a fair way, to citizens of all nations.
Professor Rashid Sumaila is one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans. He integrates social and economic dimensions with ecology, law, fisheries science and traditional knowledge to build novel pathways towards sustainable fisheries, with a focus on equity and local livelihoods. Find more information about Professor Rashid Sumaila on www.environment-prize.com.
The seminar is honoured by the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria.
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required.
Please register at www.kva.se/globalocean by 24 November.
Welcome address and introduction
Associate Professor Henrik Österblom, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
Fair sharing of the global ocean: climate change, subsidies, and large-scale protection
Professor Rashid Sumaila, Institute for the ocean and fisheries, University of British Columbia
International cooperation and leadership for a fair and sustainable ocean
Maria van Berlekom, Lead Policy Specialist, Environment and Climate Change, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
Complex supply chains, novel financial mechanisms and sustainable seafood
Associate Professor Beatrice Crona, Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Program, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Global Development on an intertwined planet
Professor Carl Folke, Stockholm Resiience Centre and the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics
Panel Discussion moderated by Henrik Österblom
Coffee Break 14.30 - 15.00
Music by El Perro del Mar
Tuesday 28 November 2017, 13.00 -16.00
The Beijer Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
Download seminar poster here (pdf, 758 kB)
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required. Please register at www.kva.se/globalocean by 24 November