- renewable energy | adaptation to climate change
- woensdag 21 juni 2023, 08:30 - 17:30 (CEST)
- Brussels, Belgium
- Extern evenement
The Blue Economy sectors play an integral role in the transformation of Europe’s future economy, and help support the EU meet its ambitions set out in the European Green Deal.
This conference will bring together policymakers, local government and industry representatives from the marine, maritime, shipping and technology sectors to explore how Europe can lead the way towards a sustainable blue economy.
The conference will carefully consider the role of technology and innovation in achieving this goal, whilst driving economic growth for all. This includes the harnessing of marine and off-shore renewable energy; solutions to reduce ocean plastics and waste; and accelerating the digital and green transformation of the shipping and maritime industry.
“We should join forces, be creative and find solutions to preserve the health of the oceans and sea…to unite all groups, all sectors, around a single vision. We want all blue economy players to align themselves to the same principles, replacing unchecked expansion with clean, climate-proof and sustainable activities that tread lightly on the marine environment”
~ Virginjus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries