29 Dec CTC at the World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit
CTC attended the World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands on November 29-December 2, 2016. The summit brought together over 250 ocean industry participants and stakeholders from more than 30 countries around the conference theme of “Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community”.
CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani presented on “How do Marine Hotspots and Ocean Industries Get Along? Case studies from Southeast Asia’s Coral Triangle ” (Kahn, B. , Djohani, R. and K.Vance-Borland. 2016).” The presentation built on last year’s efforts to set up a regional ocean business leadership working with the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF). Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO of the World Ocean Council, added “The coastal and marine environment in East Asia, which includes the Coral Triangle, is one of the richest and most biodiverse in the world. Coastal and marine industries in the region such as shipping, seafood and tourism play a significant role in both the regional and global economy”.