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The Role of Oceans as a Sustainable Resource That Can Contribute to the Global Energy Transition
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations with Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and SurfWEC LLC

The technology required to capture ocean energy is maturing rapidly. Government, academia, private sector, and other contributors will explore how ocean energy can accelerate delivery of the 2030 Agenda.

  • Minister of Maritime Affairs & the Blue Economy Barbados, Hon. Kirk D. M. Humphrey, M.P.; Chair AOSIS;
  • UN-OHRLLS Under-Secretary-General (Invited);
  • Peter Thomson, Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean;
  • Rémi Gruet, Ocean Energy Europe;
  • Prof. Weili Cui of SUNY Maritime College;
  • Misters Rik van Hemmen and Michael Raftery of SurfWEC LLC;
  • Respondent: Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, IRENA (Invited);
  • H.E. Ambassador H. Elizabeth Thompson, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations.

    Kindly read the short news story Oceans as a Renewable Power Source on a Global Scale written by Mr. Tomer Chen, published on the website of GPOWET partner Martin & Ottaway.

  • United Nations