Ocean Panel Launches Sustainable Tourism Report and Accompanying Expert Perspectives

In December 2020, the Ocean Panel launched the ‘Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: A Vision for Protection, Production and Prosperity’ which included an ambitious goal for coastal and marine tourism, that by 2030 ‘Coastal and ocean-based tourism is sustainable, resilient, addresses climate change, reduces pollution, supports ecosystem regeneration and biodiversity conservation and invests in […]

Ocean Panel Global Launch & National Events

True sustainability has long been elusive for the ocean. It’s time to act. That’s why on 2 December, the Ocean Panel’s 14 serving world leaders united to launch a new ocean action agenda, committing to sustainably manage 100% of national waters by 2025. Learn more via @OceanPanel on Twitter and join the conversation using #SustainableOceanEconomy […]

Coastal Development: Resilience, Restoration and Infrastructure Requirements

This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘Coastal Development: Resilience, Restoration and Infrastructure Requirements’ which highlights the trends in coastal behaviour and comments on the dynamics that weaken and strengthen coastlines, including infrastructure, shipping, tourism and future development plans. Moderated by Kristian Teleki (WRI) and featuring Australia’s Sherpa Russel Reichelt as well as Blue Paper authors […]

Financing for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: High-Level Dialogue

This webinar discusses the importance of ocean finance and investment into a sustainable ocean economy to set us on the path to economic recovery in a post COVID-19 world. This event also presents key insights from the Blue Paper ‘Ocean Finance: Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy’ which examines how the next generation […]

The Human Relationship with Our Ocean Planet

This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘The Human Relationship with our Ocean Planet’ which identifies the diverse relationships with the ocean that contribute to human wellbeing and recommends actions that can help ensure the creation of a fair and equitable sustainable ocean economy that recognises these relationships. Moderated by Heather Koldewey (Zoological Society of London) […]

The Shadow Blue Economy: Tackling Organised Crime in Fisheries

This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘Organised Crime in the Fisheries Sector’ which presents the current state of knowledge on organised crime in the fisheries sector in the context of the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy and offers practical recommendations to address this global challenge. Featuring Siri Bjune (United Nations Office on Drugs and […]

Beyond GDP: National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy

This webinar launches the Blue Paper ‘National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy’ which highlights the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks and the data and technology already available at our fingertips to do so. The webinar also features the work of the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP), a global partnership designed to advance greater coordination […]

Webinar: The Case for the Ocean as a Dual Solution to Climate Change and COVID-19 Recovery

As part of London Climate Action Week 2020, Head of Secretariat, Kristian Teleki moderates this discussion on the role that ocean-based climate action can play in delivering the environmental, social, health and financial benefits we need to see as humanity emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, featuring supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Special Report lead […]

Webinar: The Link Between Ocean Energy and Mineral Resources

Supporting Ocean Panel member Peter Thomson; Blue Paper authors Peter Haugan, Lisa A. Levin, Diva Amon; and Advisory Network member Francisco Boshell discuss actions that can help ensure that the scaling up of ocean-based renewable energy, and decisions taken about deep-seabed mining, maintain ocean health and achieve a sustainable ocean economy.  

Ocean Panel Perspectives: Accelerating the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Olai Uludong, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Palau; Vidar Helgesen, Ocean Panel Sherpa for Norway; Peter Thomson, honorary Ocean Panel member; Jane Lubchenco, Expert Group co-chair; and Mary Ruckelshaus, Blue Paper co-lead author share reflections on the road ahead for building a sustainable ocean economy, featuring insights from Blue Paper ‘The Ocean Transition: What to Learn […]

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