Ocean Action Hub

11 Jun 2020 - Socio-economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for pushing forward the Blue Econom

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8 Apr 2020 - To help overfished stocks recover, as well as to safeguard those that are still within sustainable harvesting limits, both the private and public sectors have important roles to play. 

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24 Mar 2020 - The Bue Economy is critical to the Seychelles, where the fisheries sector is second only to tourism.

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16 Dec 2019 - UNCTAD helps craft a strategy to reduce the country's reliance on basic fishery commodities and move up the value chain.

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12 Dec 2019 - BBC - The Blue Economy is critical to the Seychelles.

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12 Nov 2019 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched its Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy, pledging €2.5bn for building a sustainable blue economy.

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11 Nov 2019 - Costa Rica seeks to optimize the potential of a sustainable wild capture fisheries sector.

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29 Oct 2019 - Creating blue sukuk would present an opportunity for the Islamic finance industry to grow.

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25 Oct 2019 - As a key variable in the fight against climate change, the world's oceans cannot be a mere afterthought on the global economic and environmental agenda.

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11 Oct 2019 - Africa’s vision for the “Blue Economy” got a boost from African Development Bank Group (AfDB) this week, with the announcement of US $13.2 million in financing for fisheries and aquaculture in Malawi.

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2 Oct 2019 - The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support governments in the creation of public policies to diversify their economies while ensuring inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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27 Sept 2019 - 'Blue finance' aims to help raise funding for the responsible use of oceans.

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OCEANS 2019 Seattle conference is taking place from 27 to 31 October 2019.

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27/10/2019 - 15:00 to 31/10/2019 - 16:30
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See the statement on the cancellation of the summit here.

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09/03/2020 - 08:00 to 10/03/2020 - 21:30
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Africa Blue Economy Forum 2019 takes place from 25 to 26 June in Tunisia.

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25/06/2019 - 09:00 to 26/06/2019 - 18:00
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At the Annual Sessions, representatives from member States of the Authority meet, discuss and formulate the work of the International Seabed Authority and its Secretariat.

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25/02/2019 - 08:00 to 01/03/2019 - 18:00
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30 Nov 2018 - How can Maldives source the finance it needs to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what opportunities are offered by new innovative financing models?

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9 Nov 2018 - Investing in coral reefs to prevent their current rate of decline could net $37b for Indonesia, $35b for Mesoamerican Reef by 2030, case studies show

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6 Sep 2018 - The World Bank launched the first in a series of bonds designed to raise awareness about the importance of ocean and water resources.

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5 Jun 2018 - Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world’s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030.

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Within the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and CDB’s...
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1 Jun 2018 - The ocean is an abundant resource and therefore has the potential to expand existing sectors as well as nurture entirely new ones – if we manage it appropriately.

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30 May 2018 - In line with SDG 14, development of Blue Economy sector must also promote social inclusion while ensuring environmental sustainability.

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Join the UN Global Compact for the launch of its Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.

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07/06/2018 - 09:00 to 08/06/2018 - 18:00
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21 May 2018 - Peter Thomson on how a sustainable blue economy will feed and support future generations.

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On 7-8 June 2018, London will be celebrating the World Oceans Day by hosting the first edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). 

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07/06/2018 - 14:00 to 08/06/2018 - 18:00
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The policy brief provides reflections on the necessary policies that should be...
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18 Apr 2018 - The second meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations (RSOs) and Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) on Accelerating Prog

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27 Mar 2018 - With the goal of preserving and increasing the value generated by the world’s oceans, corporate, environmental, non-profit and other participants in the Economist World Ocean

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21 Mar 2018 - ​A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

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