Blue Economy Dialogue
3C participated in the “3rd Grandview-ASEAN Think Tank Dialogue” focusing on the theme of blue economy held in Zhanjiang, China, from 31 October to 1 November 2019. The event titled, “Dialogue on the Blue Economy Partnership Between China and ASEAN Countries,” allowed participants from China and Southeast Asia research institutes, NGOs, and the private sector to share experiences and ideas on how to advance blue economy in a cooperative manner. Given that globalization and transboundary investments and their impacts are becoming increasingly widespread, the participants discussed issues including maritime security, pollution, livelihood security, and other common areas where collaboration would be possible across different communities, sectors and countries. 3C gave a talk on sustainably developing the economy in freshwater areas, and helped the workshop develop recommendations that will be submitted for further funding. The event was widely publicized in Zhanjiang’s local media as newspaper articles and video clips.
Link to new article in the Zhanjiang Daily (in Chinese)