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A Sustainable Ocean Economy in 2030: Opportunities and Challenges
Written by BCCJ
June 15, 2020
Community and Business
What will the sustainable ocean economy look like in 2030? What are the risks and opportunities facing companies and investors? Will the post-coronavirus recovery help or hinder the ocean’s potential to create economic growth and jobs?
“The World Ocean Initiative translates the momentum and focus of the World Ocean Summit into a year-round programme on the ocean that leverages the full capabilities of The Economist Group. Through carefully designed and sequenced research and knowledge-building, and by convening decision-makers across the ocean space, we aim to build new outcomes-focused agendas, and new constituencies, across our levers of change—financing, governance and innovation. The World Ocean Summit will beat at the heart of the World Ocean Initiative, providing an annual stage to mark progress across our own initiative, and elsewhere across the cutting edge of the global ocean agenda.”
As thought leaders and conveners, The Economist Group has a unique place in the wider ocean dialogue. The initiative combines activities from all parts of the group, including the Economist Intelligence Unit, Economist Films, Thought-Leadership and Economist Events to inform, inspire and engage key stakeholders from across the ocean community.
In this report, the World Ocean Initiative assesses the challenges facing key sectors in the ocean economy including seafood, shipping, tourism and renewable energy. The Economist Group looks at the role of banks and investors in financing the transition towards clean, low-carbon technologies, as well as opportunities in data and analytics. Solutions to marine plastic pollution from source-to-sea are analysed, as is the ocean’s potential to remove carbon from the atmosphere and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Drawing on the latest data and in-depth interviews with leading experts in government, business, finance and conservation, this report provides valuable insights for all stakeholders working to achieve a sustainable ocean economy.
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