On October 24-26, 2021 in the context of Expo 2020 Dubai UAE, the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community (G-STIC), devoted to accelerate market-ready integrated technological solutions for the SDGs, organizes the event “Oceans as an Opportunity” Conference.
The blue economy is expected to be an important driver of economic growth in the coming years, with a shift towards innovative sustainable solutions. Newly developed activities contributing to this growth include energy production and storage, aquaculture, desalination, coastal protection and nature development for ecosystem services. The use of newly created land at sea has recently been the subject of various discussions, with a number of different views. Although technically feasible, questions remain as to how artificial islands can optimally contribute to the blue economy and boost sustainable use of resources.
Laura Cavalli, Programme Director “Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development”, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Manager for Italy (SDSN Italia), will take part in the event – among others – as expert.