Climate Change and Seafood Production on a Global Scale
The threats of climate change to human society and marine ecosystems have been elevated to a top priority since the release of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN Sustainability Goal on Climate Action.
Climate change is a compounding threat to the sustainability of capture fisheries and aquaculture development. Higher sea temperatures, acidification and rising sea level will affect the seafood business directly.
How we responds to these challenges will determine the future competitiveness of Norway’s seafood business and society. The consequences of our actions or inactions will extend well beyond Norway’s borders and will have an impact globally.
In our response, lies opportunities for innovation and value creation to demonstrate Norway’s Seafood leadership and shape our sustainable future.
The 2016 Sustainable Growth Summit will bring together leaders from business, science, government and finance to deliver real climate action.
Where: The University Aula, Bergen, Norway
When: 27-28. October 2016
Significance of fisheries and aquaculture as a solution to food security and climate adaptations
Global vulnerability of food systems to climate change and impacts on society
Understanding, reducing and coping with vulnerability of ocean systems to better understand and tackle the threats of fisheries and aquaculture face
Building the capacity to adapt and respond/ resilience in ocean systems to optimize the use of aquatic food
Adapting innovations-new technologies to fully exploit possibilities and improve aquaculture’s contribution in achieving the goals of UNFCCC-actions towards a low-carbon society
We offer 20 students the possibility to join Sustainable Growth Summit free of charge by sending a short motivation letter (max 200 words) to email@example.com labeled "SGS 2016 Motivation for participation" by October 1st.