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Oceans of Potential: Feeding 10 Billion

2 Murray St
Sydney NSW 2000

Thursday 16 May from 4pm to 7pm

How can the ocean provide solutions to climate change? 

Research demonstrates that full implementation of ocean-based climate solutions could reduce the “emissions gap” by up to 35% on a 1.5C pathway in 2050 (Source: High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)).

This event will explore the current state of the world’s seafood sector, the pressures of climate change, and the potential of aquaculture to contribute to a sustainable and equitable future on Planet Ocean. We'll explore the question: "How can innovation in aquaculture and seafood systems help contribute to a sustainable ocean economy, and food security for 10 billion+ people in 2050"?

This event will feature a series of dynamic mini keynotes and interactive discussions, where experts will delve into the challenges, solutions, and opportunities of aquaculture in a climate-impacted future. Including fostering transparency, enhancing cultural connections, harnessing innovative technologies; driving major capital investment; and more.

Event outline:

  • Welcome address by Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO)

  • Introduction from World Resources Institute, Oceans (WRI)

Lightning Talk Series:

  • A Vision for Australian Aquaculture: Blue Economy CRC outlines Australia's roadmap for sustainable aquaculture development, emphasising transparency and innovation.

  • Moanaui: Pioneering the Future of New Zealand's Blue Economy: Insights from Moanaui on fostering equitable and sustainable practices in New Zealand's burgeoning blue economy.

  • Regenerative Farming: Partnering With Indigenous Coastal Communities: Wollongong University presents its project on regenerative farming's potential to enhance Indigenous coastal ecosystems and support sustainable aquaculture practices.

  • Unveiling Ocean Tech Innovation: Land-based Aquaculture Opportunities: Aquacultr Group team explores cutting-edge ocean tech innovations and their role in promoting land-based aquaculture solutions across Australia and Southeast Asia.

  • Powering Sustainability: Offshore Energy Solutions for Aquaculture: Carnegie Energy showcases sustainable offshore energy solutions to power the aquaculture sector, reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmental stewardship.

  • Audience Q&A: 'Fishbowl' format with audience participation

The event will be followed with networking drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to connect with the various speakers.

This event is part of Sydney Climate Action Week: a series of community-led events from all aspects of the climate action ecosystem running from the 13-19 May 2024. This event is proudly supported by Greenhouse, City of Sydney, and Boundless.

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