Peter Thomson @ThomsonFiji the United Nations Special Envoy for the Oceans, was one of the keynote speakers at the Opening Oceans Conference in Copenhagen, May 2-3, 2018 and I managed to catch him for an interview.
He travels the world to promote and advocate for the SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Peter says it has been an uphill battle until the Ocean Conference in New York 2017, where the governments of Fiji & Sweden left a great legacy. After that, he sees a HUGE change in how the SDG14 has risen to the agenda all over the world.
Prosperity will depend on trade, so Peter Thomson has a very positive view of the future for the shipping industry, but we have to be seen to support the IMO strategy.
Thank you for listening!