Using Marine Renewable Energy for Just Transition to a Regenerative Blue Economy
Humanity is becoming increasingly aware of the challenges to the health of our Oceans.
Ocean Acidification is being driven by excess carbon saturation as a direct result of unabated fossil fuel use. This is compounded by other pollutants and a collapse in biodiversity. Extractive Industries (fishing and mining) take more than they replace. By capturing excess energy in our oceans to make non-polluting fuels, we can support coastal livelihoods and the natural capital which underpins these communities.
This TA aimed to show how we can enhance ocean health by concentrating investment on four core areas - Marine Aquaculture, Reefs, Renewable Energy, and Ecotourism.
This session looked at pathways regenerating our ocean.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|27 Jan 2022||Introduction||Welcome and Introduction by Moderator||Stephen Peters, Senior Energy Specialist (Waste to Energy), Energy Sector Advisory Group, SDCC|
|27 Jan 2022||Scene Setter||Recorded Remarks|
|27 Jan 2022||Presentation 1||Ocean Acidification – the threat and its status||Kirsten Iseensee, Programme Specialist Ocean Carbon bei Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO|
|27 Jan 2022||Presentation 2||The New Ocean Economy||Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Founder, Nick Lambert International|
|27 Jan 2022||Presentation 3||Floating Solar and Use Cases in the Pacific||Agostinho Miguel Garcia, Consultant from the Pacific Floating Solar|
|27 Jan 2022||Panel Discussion||Lending opportunities to ADB DMCs and Private Sector Participants to respond to these challenges and opportunities||
Cindy Cisneros, Tiangco, Principal Energy Specialist, PAEN
Alix Burrell, Principal Investment Specialist, PSIF2
Gary Krishnan, Senior Country Specialist, SERC
|27 Jan 2022||Questions and Answers||Moderator: Stephen Peters|
|27 Jan 2022||Closing||Remarks|