The Friends of Ocean Action, launched at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, is an informal, multi-stakeholder coalition composed of over fifty of the world’s most committed and influential activists, business-leaders and thoughtleaders, invited to help shape global action to save life in the ocean. These leaders, jointly convened by the World Economic Forum and the World Resources Institute, are co-chaired by Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, and Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden. Together, they embarked on a three-year initiative to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) - the Ocean Goal - and advance a set of high level, impactful initiatives and solutions in time for the second UN Ocean Conference, June 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.
This Handbook forms part of a ‘Financing Ocean Innovation’ action track developed by Friends of Ocean Action. It seeks to bridge gaps, and effectively foster conversation, between financial institutions and those who, in receipt of investment, may contribute productively to a sustainable blue economy: marine-based businesses, conservation professionals and programme managers.
This Handbook aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the investment landscape in the blue economy, with the intent of providing a common baseline of understanding of sustainable blue economy financing for all stakeholders.
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