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The Regional Ocean Summit set to convene in Jordan

by Madaline Dunn

The Regional Ocean Summit, part of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit series, is set to take place in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the Dead Sea, gathering over 200 attendees, including heads of state, political leaders, policymakers, corporate heads, investors and academics from across the globe.

Running from 14th to 16th May 2024, the event will act as a platform to share robust analysis and actionable insights, and host discussions aimed at finding the balance between protecting the ocean and fostering sustainable economic growth, it was shared. 

The summit’s agenda spans: 

  • Climate change mitigation, 
  • Innovative financing mechanisms, 
  • Marine conservation, 
  • Blue economy initiatives, and 
  • Advancements in ocean-related technologies.

The summit is held under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, in cooperation with the Aqaba Marine Park (AMP) initiative and sponsored by the Government of Jordan and Jordan Tourism Board.

His Excellency Mr. Nayef Al Fayez, Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, commented: “The Regional World Ocean Summit will be an excellent platform to highlight Jordan’s pioneering initiatives that serve as a model for turning challenges into beneficial contributions that extend beyond Jordan’s geographic boundaries and the only sea-window in Aqaba; emphasizing the importance of conservation and sustainable resource management and development for all natural resources to achieve the sustainable development goads and mitigate the climate change effects.”

Summit speakers include influential government officials, industry pioneers, and academic scholars, such as Raed Abu-Soud, Minister of Water and Irrigation in Jordan, Fanny Douvere, Coordinator of The World Heritage Marine Programme for UNESCO, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor of Marine Studies for the International Panel on Climate Change and University of Queensland, Philippe Cousteau, Co-Founder of EarthEcho International and more. 

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