The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) is an OECD initiative aimed at providing a dedicated space for multi-disciplinary dialogue on green growth and sustainable development. Each year, it focuses on a different cross-cutting issue related to sustainable development and green growth.
This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (2017 #GGSD Forum) will focus on investment, innovation and employment aspects of the fast-growing ocean-based industries, together with policies to protect and sustainably use marine and ocean resources and ecosystems. It will explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be balanced successfully through innovations in established and emerging ocean industries, as well as marine spatial planning instruments.Issues to be addressed include national and international capacity for ocean industry oversight, the role of science and technology (including digitalisation), responsible business conduct and waste management.
The Forum will draw on work by the Scientific and Technological Policy Committee (CSTP), the Fisheries Committee (COFI), the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC), the Investment Committee (IC), Shipbuilding Committee (WP6), the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as well as the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).
For more information, visit the official event page.