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Healthy Oceans as an Economic Driver

June 27 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (add to my calendar)
Center for American Progress | get directions

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With this event, the Center for American Progress launches a new initiative to better define and quantify the value of our Blue Economy. We will focus on four ocean and coastal industries in various stages of understanding and development—sustainable fisheries, renewable energy, tourism and recreation, and coastal restoration—in a discussion with leaders from government, industry, and advocacy about the key role healthy oceans play in creating American jobs and enhancing prosperity in coastal regions.

Welcoming remarks:

Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:

Jane Lubchenco, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Miranda Ballentine, Director of Sustainability, Wal-Mart

Jim Moriarty, CEO, Surfrider Foundation

Moderated by:

Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor, Bloomberg News


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1333 H Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005