Linwood Pendleton, director of ocean and coastal policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, is among the speakers at the World Oceans Summit in Capella, Singapore.
The world’s oceans are the setting for increasing economic activity and will continue to be so for years to come. Only in recent years have scientists begun to understand the significant impact of this growing industrialisation on the ecosystems of the seas and, by extension, on the broader biosphere we all inhabit. Now is the time to engage the global business community and change the nature of the debate.
The Economist’s World Oceans Summit will examine how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders. Chaired by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-chief of The Economist, the summit will bring together more than 200 global leaders from various sectors and disciplines, including government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think-tanks and academia to participate in a unique, outcome-driven dialogue.
Pendleton will sit on the panel: "Why Value the Oceans?" The panel will look to address the most undervalued of our natural resources and what placing an economic value on oceans could do for them.