Coronavirus recovery should ‘build back bluer’

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

Coronavirus recovery should ‘build back bluer’
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Investments in sustainable aquaculture, offshore renewables and ecosystem restoration should form a key part of the post-coronavirus economic recovery, according to discussions at a World Ocean Initiative webinar.

On May 12th over 700 stakeholders from government, business, academia and civil society tuned in for the inaugural World Ocean Summit Insight Hour—a series of webinars focused on the sustainable ocean economy. The first event discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the ocean economy and the prospects for a “green-blue” financial stimulus to assist an environmentally sustainable recovery.

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