Unfolding Tomorrow — Under the sea
More than 3 billion people rely on the oceans for their livelihoods and yet, we’ve been treating the sea like a dumpsite. Plastic waste is hardly the only problem, but just the 14 million tons of plastic we dump in the oceans every year kills 100,000 marine mammals yearly. In the past three decades, about 50% of coral reefs around the world have died due to warming ocean temperature and different kinds of pollution. Our dear Baltic Sea is the most polluted sea in the world.
How did we let this happen? What have we already done, and what can Finland, companies and you do to save life under the sea — and us all?
At Aalto University, we believe in solving problems related to sustainability through entrepreneurship, in facing problems rather than pretending they don’t exist, and in educating ourselves rather than using the lack of knowledge as an excuse. And we believe in you.
Unfolding Tomorrow is an event series that brings the brightest minds in business, academia, and government together to talk about what we can do today to make tomorrow better. The event topics come from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their targets and indicators.
This Unfolding Tomorrow session is about SDG 14: ‘Life below water’ and more specifically about Target 14.1: ‘By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.’
We’re joined by representatives from academia, the business world, and politics for brief introductory talks followed by a panel discussion. You’ll hear about marine pollution from different perspectives, learn what has been done so far to reduce it, and what would need to change so that life would be better down where it’s wetter — under the sea.
Follow the event page to stay tuned for more information and speaker introductions: https://avp.aalto.fi/event/unfolding-tomorrow-under-the-sea/