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New Blue Paper: 'Coastal Development: Resilience, Restoration and Infrastructure Requirements'

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THE OCEAN PANEL MEMBERS

Launched in 2018, the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy, Ocean Panel for short, is a unique initiative of 14 serving world leaders building momentum toward a sustainable ocean economy, where effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand-in-hand. By enhancing humanity’s relationship with the ocean, bridging ocean health and wealth, working with diverse stakeholders and harnessing the latest knowledge, the Ocean Panel aims to facilitate a better more resilient future for people and planet.

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Scott Morrison

Prime Minister of Australia

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Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

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Sebastián Piñera

President of Chile

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Frank Bainimarama

Prime Minister of Fiji

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

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Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo

President of Indonesia

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Andrew Michael Holness

Prime Minister of Jamaica

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Yoshihide Suga

Prime Minister of Japan

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Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador

President of Mexico

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Dr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

President of Namibia

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Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway

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Tommy Remengesau, Jr

President of Palau

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António Costa

Prime Minister of Portugal

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Peter Thomson

United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

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ABOUT THE OCEAN

The ocean is the life source of our planet and vital for healthy human societies and a thriving world economy – our ally in the quest for a sustainable future. It covers 70% of the Earth's surface, is the planet's largest biosphere, and is home to 50-80% of all life on Earth. The ocean also:

Generates

50%

Of the Earth's oxygen

Absorbs

25%

Of all CO2 emissions

Captures

90%

Of the additional heat generated from those emissions