Towards a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The ocean gives us life. It feeds us, entertains us, connects us, inspires us and powers our success.

Our well-being depends on a healthy ocean. It always has. It always will.

The pressures on the ocean are intense and growing – but we know recovery is possible. Crucially, a healthy ocean holds the solutions to many of the world’s challenges.

Putting sustainability at the heart of ocean management is essential for protection, production and prosperity that benefits people, nature and the economy.

The leaders of 14 countries have put forward a new ocean action agenda underpinned by sustainably managing 100% of national waters.

Join the Ocean Panel in calling on more world leaders and other partners to do the same. The ocean gives us so much. Let’s give it 100%.

3 December: Ocean Panel countries participated in national launch events to share what giving it 100% means for their country, their people and the planet


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Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The Ocean Panel developed a transformative set of recommendations and actions to advance a sustainable ocean economy, prioritizing a healthy ocean alongside sustainable production to benefit people everywhere.

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Three things you can do:

Urge leaders of governments, industries, civil society, the financial community and others to support #OceanAction100

Follow @OceanPanel

A Vision of Protection, Production and Prosperity

In a sustainable ocean economy, effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand in hand to create a triple win for people, nature and the economy.

The New Ocean Narrative

When we help the ocean, we help ourselves. This report illustrates how a sustainable ocean economy can create a healthy ocean that can help solve global challenges like climate change and food security.

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