Sustainable Ocean for All
The ocean economy is a new economic frontier that can help developing countries boost employment, reduce poverty and enhance food security. At the same time, climate change, pollution, overfishing, and other unprecedented pressures from human activity are pushing the health of oceans to a tipping point. If not addressed, this will put at risk the long-term economic benefits that the ocean can deliver as well as the resources on which all life on the planet ultimately depends.
Integrating environmental and social sustainability into the ocean economy is thus critical to ensure healthy ocean and the world’s future prosperity. Developing countries need to have access to the knowledge, innovations, capacity and financial resources needed for harnessing the benefits of sustainable ocean economies. Sustainable Ocean for All contributes to achieve this objective.
By 2020, Sustainable Ocean for All -project will deliver:
Development finance for Small Island Developing States
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. We provide statistical data and policy analysis to help them access concessional finance and other resources tailored to their circumstances and need.