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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 . 12:21 pm | No Comments

Kava Bowl Ocean Summit

The aim of our conference  “Kava Bowl Ocean Summit – How Much is the Ocean Worth to You?”, to be held June 30 – July 4, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawai’i, is to have a discussion among a wide variety of people of different background, expertise, and experience, about the economic costs of inaction in the face of climate change in the ocean.

Logo of the Kava Bowl Summit

We have invited scientists, pedagoges, lawyers, policymakers, futurists, environmentalists, and spiritual leaders. The vaka crew of the fleet of seven vaka, crossing the South Pacific right now, will be part of this conference and report what they have experienced during the voyage from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to Hawai’i. They will talk about what they have seen first hand, about the state of the Pacific. In addition they will contribute to the conference with their ancestral wisdom about the ocean, their knowledge as NGO members and as cultural and environmental pedagoges as well as with their experience as Pacific Islanders living closely connected to the sea.

Vaka Te Matau a Maui

Vaka Te Matau a Maui © Murray Watson

One of the most important topics during this conference will be the introduction of the study of the same title “How Much is the Ocean Worth to You?, lead by Kevin Noone, wich examined the economic loss caused by the climate change in the ocean will have for us all, if we go ahead with “business as usual”.  This will be the starting point for all following discussions.

Read more about the summit at the new website: www.kboceansummit.org

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