Rashid Sumaila, the Volvo Environment Prize laureate 2017 is professor and an expert on the economy of fisheries. He is Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute of the Oceans and Fisheries and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Rashid Sumaila, the Volvo Environment Prize laureate 2017 is professor and an expert on the economy of fisheries. He is Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute of the Oceans and Fisheries and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

SEMINAR

The global ocean and the future of humanity

Seminar with Professor Rashid Sumaila, one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans

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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

Programme 13.00 - 16.00

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

Event details

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 13.00 -16.00
The Beijer Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm

Download seminar poster herePDF (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

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