World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group
The ocean has produced US$2.5trn annually in goods and services in recent years, and its asset value is estimated at US$24trn. It is also the world’s largest carbon sink and plays a vital role in limiting global warming.
But its health—and the future profitability of marine industries—is threatened by pollution, climate change and loss of natural habitat and biodiversity.
Shifting investments and loans from activities that harm the ocean to ones that sustain it is a major task.
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