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The Blue Economy:

  • Is inclusive and improves the lives of all
  • Harnesses renewable energy
  • Uses smart shipping to lessen the impacts on the environment
  • Is based on sustainable fisheries
  • Creates jobs, reduces poverty and ends hunger
  • Takes action against illegal fishing
  • Conserves marine life and oceans
  • Protects coastal communities from the impacts of climate change
  • Tackles marine litter and ocean pollution


More about the Blue Economy and sustainable economic development: 

Blue Economy: A sustainable ocean economic paradigm

Andrew Hudson
Head of Water and Ocean Governance Programme, UNDP

From November 26-28, Kenya will host the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi. This conference represents an important opportunity to take stock of both the opportunities – and the challenges – which the Blue Economy concept presents, in the context of SDG14 - Life Below Water...  Read...

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