How would Sir David Attenborough and four other leading thinkers invest $1 billion to save the ocean?. Click here to watch a short video.
Also more ideas in a report which assesses trends for the next decade including blue finance, decarbonising shipping, the role of tourism in marine conservation, delivering the huge potential of offshore wind energy, ending marine plastic pollution and whether aquaculture can help feed the world. It also considers the impact of coronavirus and highlights the important contribution that the blue economy could make towards creating jobs and growth as part of the post-pandemic recovery.
Key findings are:
- The blue economy has a vital role to play in the post-coronavirus recovery by creating employment and economic growth while helping the world to achieve goals to cut carbon emissions, protect marine biodiversity and tackle plastic pollution.
- There is a wealth of opportunities in offshore renewable energy, zero-carbon ship fuels, packaging design for reuse and recycling, alternative feeds for aquaculture, satellite imaging technology, carbon sequestration, eco-tourism and financing marine protected areas.
- Policymakers, businesses and investors need to overcome major challenges, such as the need to channel private finance into sustainable ocean activities, create effective policy frameworks and engage local communities in support of marine conservation.
The next webinar on the 10th June, is on solutions to mange plastic waste from source to sea.