Ocean Action Hub

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Sustainable Ocean for All

14 Sept 2020 - Harnessing the Benefits of Sustainable Ocean Economies for Developing Countries: Adopting more sustainable ways of managing the ocean is a global priority: protecting its he

14 Sept 2020 - Harnessing the Benefits of Sustainable Ocean Economies for Developing Countries: Adopting more sustainable ways of managing the ocean is a global priority: protecting its health will bring benefits to all. Developing countries face specific challenges, as many depend heavily on ocean-based industries and are overly exposed to the consequences of ocean degradation. Enhancing their access to science, policy advice and financing would allow them to tap better into the opportunities of a more sustainable ocean economy, including more decent jobs, cleaner energy, improved food security and enhanced resilience, while contributing to the protection of the world’s ocean. This report provides policy makers in developing countries, as well as their development co-operation partners with a wealth of fresh evidence on (i) the latest trends in selected ocean-based industries; (ii) policy instruments, including economic incentives, to promote ocean sustainability in various contexts; (iii) the first review of development finance and development co-operation practices in support of more sustainable ocean economies, including a discussion of how development co-operation can help re-orient private finance towards sustainability.

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OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics

The OECD Review of Fisheries (2015) provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for

the period 2012-2013. This edition includes Argentina, the People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and Latvia.

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Green Growth in Fisheries and Aquaculture

This report summerises the current situation in fisheries and aquaculture, observing that in many parts of the world these sectors are at risk and do not reach their full potential.

However, the prospects for sustained growth are good if reforms along the lines suggested by the OECD Green Growth Strategy are undertaken. The report emphasises the need for a strong, science-based approach to stock management for resource sustainability, combined with a transparent and reactive policy development cycle to ensure that fisheries deliver maximum possible benefits. The report shows that improved regulation to deal with environmental externalities and space competition is key to unlocking future growth potential of aquaculture.

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The Ocean Economy in 2030

This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges.

Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries in light of their high growth and innovation potential, and contribution to addressing challenges such as energy security, environment, climate change and food security.

The report examines the risks and uncertanties surrounding the future development of ocean industries , the innovations required in science and technology to support their progress, their potential contribution to green growth and some of the implications for ocean management. Finally, and looking across the future ocean economy as a whole, it explores possible avenues for action that could boost its long-term development prospects while managing the use of the ocean itself in responsible, sustainable ways.

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Delivering on Sustainable Oceans for the SDGs

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7

Side Event hosted by the OECD

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7

Side Event hosted by the OECD

More details at: https://oceanconference.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1144&menu=3327&template=2456

6:15 - 7:30 PM