Will 2020 be the year of blue finance?

James Richen, Responsible Investor Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

Will 2020 be the year of blue finance?
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There has been an awakening of interest in the ocean, especially the risks it faces from plastic pollution, loss of coral reefs and extreme weather due to climate change. This culminated in the COP25 climate talks in December 2019, which made progress on integrating ocean issues into the global climate effort (although the conference overall was rightly seen as a failure in terms of generating greater ambition among countries to cut carbon emissions).

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