World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group
The High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) comprises world leaders from 14 countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal. They have committed to sustainably manage the ocean areas under their national jurisdictions—equal to nearly 30m km2 of their national waters—by 2025, and to encourage other coastal and ocean states to follow suit.
The work of the Ocean Panel has been wide-ranging and ambitious. The panel’s 14 country leaders; its Expert Group of more than 70 scientists and experts; and its Advisory Network of more than 135 private sector, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, have published 20 peer-reviewed papers.
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