Fostering a Sustainable Blue Economy

A time to act - Season One Episode 04

Credits Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank
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Published on November 23, 2020

Oceans and seas generate a GDP equivalent to the world’s seventh largest economy, however even providing countless benefits and generating at least US$2.5 trillion a year the oceans and seas’ are under a major threat. The need for action to foster a sustainable Blue Economy is immediate in order to preserve marine ecosystems, ensure food security, maintain quality livelihoods and promote economic stability to people and countries that rely on ocean resources. In an effort to protect the marine resources and coral reefs while offering profitable investment opportunities creative financial instruments have been introduced in the global market.


Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Technology at UNECA,

Nicolas Pascal, Executive Director & Co-founder of Blue Finance

Stephen M. Liberatore, CFA, Head of ESG and Impact for Global Fixed Income at Nuveen

Moderated by Lisa Kurbiel, Head of Secretariat, Joint SDG Fund