Coastal areas are at risk as rising populations and growing urbanization prompt significant losses and damages to coastal habitats, impacting coastal and climate resilience. A new paper by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy explores four opportunities to ensure sustainable and resilient coastal zones.
Capital of all types must go toward building ocean resilience and minimizing ocean risks, yet investment into the ocean economy is drastically low. Transforming economic models and market systems is a critical step in slowing the decline in ocean health, stopping biodiversity loss and realizing the full economic potential of the ocean.
Experts discuss how our accelerating use and dependence on the coastal zone for living space and resources means that, unless we change the way we manage and adapt our use of coastal environments, there will be profound consequences for the resilience of coastal environments and the communities that rely upon them.
Guest speakers from around the world discuss the importance of ocean finance and investment into a sustainable ocean economy to set us on the path to economic recovery in a post COVID-19 world.
As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. A range of ocean-based carbon removal approaches could help capture and store billion of tons of carbon.
Tracking climate finance can help Fiji and other countries better meet their climate change goals.
A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy proposes a roadmap for economic recovery from COVID-19 that utilizes opportunities in the ocean economy and ensures investments help catalyze progress towards a sustainable ocean economy.
In this episode of the “Big Ideas into Action” podcast, we examine how to transition to a sustainable ocean economy and the benefits of doing so.
The global ocean delivers an estimated $2.8 trillion in annual ecosystem services, but that's not all it does. The COVID-19 crisis shows the ocean's importance as part of nature's role in human well-being.
Blue Paper authors and other stakeholders discuss how to ensure that a plurality of ‘ocean values’ are represented in processes of planning and implementing a sustainable ocean economy.
Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. It occurs globally throughout the entire fisheries value chain, and its harmful effects take a massive toll on human populations worldwide. Effectively tackling organized crime in fisheries will help foster a sustainable ocean economy which, in turn, will benefit communities reliant on the ocean and its resources.
Leading experts discuss organised crime in the fisheries sector and provide practical recommendations on how to address this to achieve a sustainable ocean economy.
Ocean accounts operate as a sustainable development scorecard, capturing the long-term health and wealth of a country’s ocean economy.
New analysis commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy shows that every $1 invested in sustainable ocean solutions yields at least $5 in return. A sustainable ocean economy can help the world build back better in the wake of COVID-19, improve ocean health and benefit the more than 3 billion people who rely on the ocean.
Leading experts discuss the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks.
Rapidly transitioning to a clean energy system is essential. Using deep-seabed mining to get there doesn’t have to be.
The ocean is often thought of as a victim, but building a sustainable ocean economy could allow for the ocean to become a solution. The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which involves 14 world leaders, is working to achieve this new vision for the ocean.
Leading experts discuss how ocean-based renewable energy could play a central role in the rapid decarbonisation of the energy system and which actions will enable this to be done without damaging deep ocean habitats or realising a sustainable ocean economy.
As part of London Climate Action Week 2020 (LCAW2020), this event will look at role that ocean-based climate action can play in delivering the environmental, social, health and financial benefits we need to see as humanity emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Key experts and leaders from the Ocean Panel will reflect on the road ahead for building a sustainable ocean economy and share key insights from the latest Blue Paper “The ocean transition: what to learn from systems transitions”.