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AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023

IPCC Energy Solutions

The IPCC finalized the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report during the Panel's 58th Session held in Interlaken, Switzerland from 13 - 19 March 2023.

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New Investor Report Features an Ocean of Investment Opportunities In The Sustainable Blue Economy

Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Energy Solutions

A new investor report by the European Commission features key innovative technologies and a sample of investment-ready companies across 10 sectors of the sustainable blue economy. 

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BlueInvest: new investor report features an ocean of investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy

European Commission Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Today, the European Commission is unveiling a new investor report, on the occasion of the BlueInvest Day 2023.

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A growing plastic smog, now estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans—Urgent solutions required

Eriksen, M. et al., PLoS One Plastics & Pollution

As global awareness, science, and policy interventions for plastic escalate, institutions around the world are seeking preventative strategies. Central to this is the need for precise global time series of plastic pollution with which we can assess whether implemented policies are effective, but at present we lack these data.

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Peak Plastics: Bending the Consumption Curve

Back to Blue, Economist Impact and The Nippon Foundation Plastics & Pollution

Peak plastics is an Economist Impact report for Back to Blue, an initiative of Economist Impact and The Nippon Foundation. This report examines the potential impact of three key policies that cover the entire lifecycle of plastic, from production to disposal. These approaches are being considered by negotiators working on a legally binding UN treaty to reduce plastic pollution.

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World Ocean Outlook 2023: Building on the Ocean Momentum

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Impact

The report focuses on solutions and opportunities for action to address the three planetary crises: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

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Exploring Future Research and Innovation Directions For A Sustainable Blue Economy

Pace, L. et al., Marine Policy

This study explores the role of foresight in co-creating alternative, preferred futures for a sustainable blue economy looking towards 2030 and in establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue about research and innovation opportunities to achieve these futures.

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Four Ways Blue Foods Can Help Food System Ambitions Across Nations

Crona, B.I., et al., Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue foods, sourced in aquatic environments, are important for the economies, livelihoods, nutritional security and cultures of people in many nations.

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Climate Risk In Financial Portfolios

Knut N. Kjær

This presentation by Knut N. Kjaer explores how global warming is caused by market failure and is a threat to our civilization. Most financial portfolios are affected by climate risk. Kjaer explores the principles for dealing with this risk. 

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Space-Based Solutions for the Blue Economy

Copernicus EU Energy Solutions

According to the latest Blue Economy report, traditional sectors of the blue economy provide 4.5 million direct jobs and generate over €650 billion in turnover. 

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UNDP Blue Economy Action Brief

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

An Ocean of Opportunities - How the Blue Economy Can Transform Sustainable Development in Small Islands Developing States.

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Plastic Waste Makers Index

Minderoo Foundation Plastics & Pollution

A compelling new report by the Minderoo Foundation has uncovered that despite rising consumer awareness, corporate attention, and regulation, an additional 6 million metric tons (MMT) of waste was generated in 2021 compared to 2019 — still almost entirely made from fossil fuel-based “virgin” feedstocks.

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The Ocean and the Sustainable Development Goals

World Ocean Initiative, Economist Impact

The World Ocean Initiative's deep dive into how the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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High-Quality Blue Carbon Principles and Guidance A Triple-Benefit Investment for People, Nature, and Climate

Conservation International Energy Solutions

To avoid the worst impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises and advance climate justice, we must invest in high-quality solutions, like blue carbon, that deliver outcomes for people, nature, and climate.

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Biocredits to Finance Nature and People

Anna Ducros and Paul Steele, UNDP Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Biodiversity is degrading at alarming rates, and people living in biodiversity-rich areas often bear the heaviest costs of biodiversity loss and inequitable conservation efforts. Biodiversity credits, or ‘biocredits’, are emerging as a tradeable unit of biodiversity that can incentivise nature conservation and restoration to benefit marginalised groups living with nature.

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The Top 15 Anticipated ESG-Related Considerations That Will Influence Strategy in 2023

Dan Romito, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance Energy Solutions

The Top 15 Anticipated ESG-Related Considerations That Will Influence Strategy in 2023.

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Assessing the Financial Links to Natural Capital

Goldman Sachs Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new report by Goldman Sachs explores how biodiversity is the cornerstone around which most sustainability objectives sit and an area which corporations and investors will likely pay increased attention in order to meet sustainability and economic goals.

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An Evolution Towards Scientific Consensus for a Sustainable Ocean Future Energy Solutions

The ocean has recently taken centre stage in the global geopolitical landscape. Despite rising challenges to the effectiveness of multilateralism, attention to ocean issues appears as an opportunity to co-create pathways to ocean sustainability at multiple levels.

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The Global Startup Ecosystem Report: Blue Economy Edition

Startup Genome

This report looks at the current state of startup activity and related investment in the Blue Economy, with valuable information for founders, investors, and policymakers.

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NOAA Launches Inaugural Five-Year Aquaculture Plan

NOAA Fisheries & Aquaculture

NOAA has published its first-ever 5-year aquaculture plan - guided by four key priorities - this week, in a bid to guide the agency’s work from 2023-2028.


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