Coastal and marine tourism represents at least 50 percent of total global tourism.1 It constitutes the largest economic sector for most small island developing states and coastal states. Coastal and marine tourism is highly dependent on the quality of ecosystems to attract visitors—and it is extremely vulnerable to threats such as climate change and biodiversity […]
New York, (21 September 2022) – Leaders of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy met in person to discuss ocean-based climate solutions and the financial investments needed to support them. Leaders and representatives from the 17 ‘Ocean Panel’ countries came together during the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. […]
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 […]
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda articulates a vision for the world we want. A world that ensures no one is left behind, where everyone has access to nutritious food, renewable energy, clean air and water, opportunities for an education and decent work. Approximately 40% of the world’s population live adjacent to the ocean and are […]
Expert Group member Elva Escobar discusses how saving the oceans is advancing the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting climate change in this op-ed published in Causa Natura, featuring insights from the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
The Indonesia Water Portal features the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
The Tourism Action Coalition for a Sustainable Ocean launches in response to the Ocean Panel’s call to action and will serve as a knowledge hub and an action platform to build resilient destinations and strengthen socio-economic benefits of host destinations and communities.
Ocean Panel co-chair Prime Minister Solberg of Norway discusses the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda in this Nature op-ed and podcast.
Flora and Fauna International covers the launch of the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda.
Head of Secretariat Kristian Teleki and Deputy Head of Secretariat Nicola Frost discuss the five pillars of the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda in this WRI blog.