Marine ecosystems play a critical role in climate change mitigation and biodiversity.
For climate change mitigation, tidal marshes, mangroves and seagrasses help sequester excess carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon captured and stored in marine habitats is known as blue carbon.
For biodiversity, marine ecosystems provide many non-climatic benefits too. Mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses are critical along the coastal areas in supporting water quality and healthy fisheries.
Changes to our marine ecosystems can therefore have significant negative impacts on people and communities. The conservation, protection and restoration of marine ecosystems become sustainability priorities for the maritime industry.
Who, and how the maritime industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia is contributing to blue carbon and the value of marine biodiversity will be discussed by panellists representing the industry. The moderated discussion will address possible tensions and trade-offs around:
1. How can we ensure that corporations value biodiversity, in particular marine biodiversity, and see investment in it worthwhile?
2. How can the maritime industry leverage and provide robust and accurate data to enable biodiversity outcomes?
3. How can we increase collaboration and partnerships?
4.00 pm Registration Opens / Webinar Waiting Room opens
4.35 pm Welcome remarks by Yeoh El Lynn, Prudential Singapore
4.45 pm Introduction of Panellists
4.50 pm Panel Discussion Moderated by Jessica Cheam, Eco-Business
5.30 pm Q&A
6:00 pm Closing Remarks by EuroCham
6:05 pm Drinks and networking
7.00 pm Ends
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