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Invitation to Webinar: Green Economy in a Blue World (Session 3)

To promote dialogue, and share knowledge and experiences on coastal and marine ecosystem-based economic development, The World Bank and GRID-Arendal are collaborating in delivery of a series of interactive video conference seminars on the theme of a Green Economy in a Blue World. The seminars highlight opportunities and discuss innovative regional experiences on how coastal and marine ecosystem-based economic development can be managed to support a green economy in East Asia and the Pacific.

Session 3 in the series will focus on offshore marine resources, primarily seabed mineral deposits and fisheries. As technology improves, opportunities for resource harvesting and rents to countries increase, along with social and environmental risks associated with extraction and benefit distribution. Fishing and mineral extraction both present potential sources of sustainable growth for coastal economies. However, managing these offshore resources also poses tremendous governance, environmental, technical and social–economic challenges.


Date: 30 November 2012
Time: 11:00-14:00 Japan Standard Time

Local contacts for RSVP and questions

Vietnam (Hanoi)
Hang thu Doan,
Vietnam Development Information Center (VDIC),
World Bank Hanoi, Tel:+84-4-39378706

Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
Ha Ngoc Nguyen,
Ho Chi Minh City Development Learning Center
178 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3, HCMC
Tel: +84 8 3930 1813

Philippines (Manila)
Giovanni Candelaria,
Asian Institute for Management GDLN Center,
123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, 1260 Manila City
Tel: +63 2 89 24 011 (x119)

Philippines (Dumaguete)
Ruel Yu,; Silliman University Knowledge Development Center
Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library, 6200, Dumaguete City
Tel: +6335 4226002 ext 517

Japan (Tokyo)
Takiko Koyama,
Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
World Bank Japan, +81 3 3597 1333

Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
Kate Uvia,
World Bank Office, Level 13, Deloitte Tower, Port Moresby. Tel: +675 321 7111 (x114)

Solomon Islands (Honiara)
Caroline Bokabule,
World Bank Office, Mud Alley, Honiara
Tel+6777 21 444

Fiji (Suva)
Farzeen Khan,
UNDP – Pacific Centre, Tel: +679 3300399
Level 7 Kadavu House, 414 Victoria Parade

Samoa (Apia)
Sefanaia Nawadra ,
Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) PO Box 240, Apia. Tel: +685 21929

For more information: Green Economy in a Blue World Session 3 – Brochure- Final