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Blue Papers

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The Blue Papers provide thematic deep dives on a range of topics, and offer a robust, fact base to inform the Report and the final recommendations of the High Level Panel.

The High Level Panel has commissioned a series of “Blue Papers” (each of 20-30 pages long) to explore pressing challenges at the nexus of the ocean and the economy. These Blue Papers will summarise the latest science, and state-of-the-art thinking about innovative ocean solutions in technology, policy, governance, and finance realms that can help to accelerate a move into a more sustainable and prosperous relationship with the ocean.

With the support of over 160 world leading experts from across 47 countries, including many members from the High Level Panel’s Expert Group, 16 Blue Papers are in development. 

The Blue Papers will be released with regular cadence between November 2019 to June 2020 and made available as an edited HLP Blue Paper Compendium ahead of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in June 2020.