Water and Blue Economy

September 29, FRI  /  09:00 - 10:15

Blue transformation investments can fundamentally change a country's plans for transitioning to a sustainable economy that can provide long-term economic opportunities, improved health and food quality, safety, reduced emissions, improved biodiversity and ecosystem services, and increased resilience to climate impacts and other future threats and convulsions.

Innovative financing will be playing a crucial role in making these changes a reality in budget-constrained countries. Achieving a sustainable and equitable ‘blue recovery’ will require closer collaboration between the public and private sectors.

It is necessary to make nature the cornerstone of economic and social recovery plans. Investing in protecting the natural areas, plants, and animals that thrive there will bring us one step closer to the healthy, stable, and prosperous world envisioned by our shared 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Integrated management of a sustainable, blue economy should be the basis for any long-term political, social, or economic decisions.

Welcome Speech



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