Replay: Ocean Summit Gothenburg June 18

Watch the highlights and the full webcast of the event held at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Gothenburg on 18 June 2018.

Part 1 - Opening of Goteborg Ocean Summit

Anne Cécile Turner, Sustainability Programme Leader, Volvo Ocean Race / Martin Lundstedt, President of AB Volvo and CEO of the Volvo Group / Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO Volvo Car Group / Jan Eliasson, Ambassador and Chair of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Governing Board

Part 2 - Ocean plastic: Understanding the issues

Marcus Eriksen, Co-Founder of the 5 Gyres Institute

Part 3 - A view from the sea

Panel discussion with Charlie Enright, Skipper, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Dee Caffari, Skipper, Turn the Tide on plastic, Martin Strömberg, Crew Turn the Tide on Plastic and Gothenburg stopover ambassador

Part 4 - Science perspective: Plastic pollution and the need for action

Panel discussion with Dr. Toste Tanhua, results of the Volvo Ocean Race Science programme, Bethanie Carney Almroth, Associate professor in environmental science, University of Gothenburg

Dr. Ivone Mirpuri, Medical Advisor Mirpuri Foundation

Part 5 - The imperative for business engagement

Panel discussion with Martin Lundstedt, President of AB Volvo and CEO of the Volvo Group, Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO Volvo Car Group, and Kristofer Sundsgård, CEO Stena Recycling

Part 6 - How turning the tide on plastic makes business sense

Panel discussion with Oscar Wezenbeek, Director Marine, Protective and Yacht, AkzoNobel, Günther Lehner, CEO & President APLA Group, Fares El Sayegh, Vice President, Global Supply and GoToMarket Operations, Procter & Gamble, and Anders Jacobson, CEO and co-founder, Bluewater 

Part 7 - The institutional perspective on tackling plastic pollution

Panel discussion with Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment, Anna Ledin, Department of the Environment, City of Gothenburg, Håkan Wirtén, Secretary General of WWF Sweden, WWF, and Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor at United Nations Global Compact 

Part 8 - The need for investor support for the emerging Blue Economy

Panel discussion with Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee, OECD, Marie Baumgarts, Head of Sustainability SEB and Magnus Borelius, CFO Gothenburg City

Part 9 - Closing remarks by UN

Lisa Svensson, Director Oceans, United Nations Environment

Ocean Summit

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, created a series of Ocean Summits as part of its sustainability program. The Ocean Summits address ocean health issues, with a specific focus on plastic pollution.

The events are, bringing senior policy makers, business, academic, science and sports stakeholders together to raise awareness about the issue; advocate for a culture of change and propose concrete actions to be part of the solution and help Turn The Tide On Plastic.