WOS APAC: Building momentum for offshore wind in Asia & The Economist’s debrief on COP26 and the ocean

It’s Day Four of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific. Join us for today’s fantastic sessions.

I will be moderating two sessions today: 1) a panel discussion in the Energy track on building momentum for offshore wind in Asia-Pacific, and 2) The Economist’s debrief on COP26 and the ocean.

For the offshore wind session I will be joined by three excellent speakers:

• Shinichi Yasuda, senior vice-president, Development Bank of Japan Inc.

• Matthias Bausenwein, president, Ørsted Asia-Pacific

• Gauri Singh, deputy director-general, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Key talking points

Asia has the potential to be a leader in offshore wind power. This session will highlight the region’s upcoming offshore wind projects, assess their successes, address the challenges and examine how to maximise potential.

I am also pleased to share the virtual stage with two of my esteemed colleagues for the session on COP26 and the ocean:

• Oliver Morton, senior editor, Briefings, The Economist

• Elyena (Nellie) de Goguel, community and content coordinator, World Ocean Initiative and The Sustainability Project, Economist Impact

Key talking points

This session will assess the outcomes of COP discussions and identify the relevant impacts for ocean conservation and ocean industries. Did COP26 make a change in how the ocean is seen as a positive force for climate change?

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