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Ocean Health Index at the 2014 Economist World Ocean Summit

The Economist continues its global ocean sustainability initiative with the second World Ocean Summit in Half Moon Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, February 24-26. The summit will convene global leaders from government, business, international organizations, NGOs, think-tanks and academia to continue the unique outcome driven dialogue first established at the 2012 summit.

The World Ocean Summit 2014 will offer delegates the opportunity to better understand the risks brought about by ocean degradation and help shape debate about governance of the ocean.  This year the Ocean Health Index findings for 2013 will be presented by William Wrigley Jr., former CEO and Chairman of the Wrigley Company. 

Mr. Wrigley will provide a report on how well we are sustainably optimizing ocean benefits.  The Index provides a quantitative assessment of ocean conditions for 220 Exclusive Economic Zones around the world.  Other speakers include Maria Ignacia Benitez Pereira, Minister of the Environment, Republic of Chile; Sharif Sutardjo, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia; Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development, Belize; Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa; and Co-chair, Global Ocean Commission, Maria Damanaki, and Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission.

If interested in registering, please complete the online form and enter the code CI to receive a discount off the standard rate. Alternatively contact Alice Wong, Client Relations Executive at The Economist by telephone at +852 2585 3312 (China Standard Time) or by email for more information.