With COP26 less than a month away and the United Nations Oceans Conference now set for June 2022, there’s a palpable sense of energy and determination to take ocean and climate
initiatives to a new level. Energy Solutions, a core focus of the COP, is one of Investable Oceans’ five Blue Economy sectors, and we believe (as we wrote in this
piece last year) that climate action is ocean
action and that solutions that are good for the oceans are also good for the climate.
Beyond COP, the October calendar is packed with engaging events. You can see a number of them below, and make sure to click through to the full calendar to see many more. In honor
of World Octopus Day this Friday, check out our featured book from the creators of the Academy Award Winning documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher.’ Additionally, we have featured the
Blue Food Assessment’s highlights from the very first UN Food Systems Summit to recognize and celebrate
National Seafood Month.
Oceanic Global Launches the Blue Standard
This innovative, holistic program seeks to create real change by helping businesses and consumers make better decisions — for themselves and the oceans. The standard includes
robust approaches such as plastic-free labels for products and packaging and education for businesses on how to lead the blue wave. Learn more about the
Blue Standard and check out one of Oceanic Global’s virtual launch events, listed on
Blue Economy Discussions/Events Involving Investable Oceans
In September we were delighted to be the lead article in Green Money’s very first
Oceans and Climate issue. This gave us the opportunity to expand
on our mission statement “to simplify and accelerate market-based sustainable ocean investing across all asset classes and all sectors of the Blue
Economy”. We hope you’ll have a look, and as always are interested in exploring these topics further with members of our community.
In honor of national seafood month we're featuring David Shiffman — shark
scientist and fisheries expert. David speaks to how new technology can be used to ensure "sustainable seafood" isn't just a buzzword.
Quick overview of the first-ever United Nations Food Systems Summit with key takeaways from community leaders and national delegates. You can also explore the BFA website for
newly released reports on the latest science and policy of blue foods.
Google has released two search engine features to help accelerate the transition to sustainable travel and tourism. “Eco-Certified” labels and “About” tabs with detailed
sustainability practices for hotels are intended to offer travelers more transparency against greenwashing.
A novel tool for exploring climate scenarios that draws on global and regional databases and includes over 30 different variables and indices. Users can look at different time
periods and scenarios, customize seasons and specify regions for synthesized information.