Oceans as a Renewable Power Source on a Global Scale
by Tomer Chen, Martin & Ottaway, SF’s Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology Partner
This week and next, July 7th to 16th, the United Nations holds the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN-HLPF 2020) via webinars and UN TV. The HLPF is the annual assessment of the progress made by the UN Member States on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs – agreed in 2015. The Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations in conjunction with Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future co-hosted a webinar Side Event on the 8th of July, a recording of which can be viewed via this link.
The Side Event panel consisted of ambassadors and dignitaries from across the globe, professionals in the maritime industry, as well as SurfWEC and M&O personnel. Although each panelist differed in their professional roles, the panel was united in its vision to move away from fossil-fuel dependence and look to a future that integrates various renewable power systems. Specifically, the panel wanted to ensure that using the ocean as a renewable power source is a seminal part of a sustainable future. Read the full article here.