• Day 1: Tuesday, 17 July 2018
  • 13:00-14:30 Jakarta time (GMT+7)

Marine tourism and shipping industry

Travel and tourism are worth over 9% of global GDP, support over 100 million jobs and comprise one of the world’s largest industries. Marine tourism is a main component of this industry. Marine ecosystems generate clean, calm water, pristine beaches and superlative seafood, among other benefits. However, an intensified and economy-driven shipping industry along with marine tourism have resulted in a wide array of environmental impacts, including liquid and solid waste pollution, and marine waters filled with micro-plastics. The economic logic of marine tourism and shipping needs a new perspective and orientation.

Potential discussion topics:

  • Best practice and sustainable marine tourism
  • Regional and global connectivity and sea transportation
  • Liquid and solid waste management and micro-plastics pollution
  • Controlling emissions from the shipping industry

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