World Oceans Summit Begins in Singapore
February 22, 2012
|Photo: Channel News Asia|
The world’s ocean is the setting for increasing economic activity and it will continue to be so for years to come. Only in recent years have scientists begun to understand the significant impact of growing industrialization on the ecosystems of the ocean and, by extension, on the broader biosphere that we call home. The Economist believes that it 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 ocean 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 organizations, NGOs, think-tanks and academia to participate in a unique, outcome-driven dialogue.
On the eve of the conference, Dr. Earle was live on Channel News Asia talking about her passion for the ocean that sustains life on our planet and what we can do to cease our destructive practices and put more sustainable methods in their place. Click the link below for Dr. Earle’s interview with Channel 1 AM Live from Singapore.