AltaSea will be hosting a dialogue on the convergence of the ocean economy and sustainability from a local, national and global perspective. This discussion will be focused on investing in zero-emissions technology and infrastructure, fighting climate change, and creating good-paying green jobs.
It will also look at how to measure the size and changing nature of economic relationships with the oceans and coasts in order to guide choices and monitor progress including the economics of climate change adaptation in coastal regions.
The “Ocean Economy,” the first new job category designated by the LA County Economic Development Corporation in LA in over 10 years, provides over 660,000 direct jobs and over $143 billion of total economic output in the state.
Hon. Nanette Diaz Barragán, US Congressmember, 44th District
Tim McOsker, CEO, AltaSea
Jason Scorse, Associate Professor; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Director, Center for the Blue Economy at Middlebury Institute of International Studies