Developing a sustainable Blue Economy has considerable potential to improve quality of life and reduce environmental degradation.
However, achieving this also presents multiple challenges, such as establishing suitable policy frameworks and spatial planning, fostering investment, managing environmental impacts, protecting cultural heritage, and encouraging cross-border collaboration and benefit sharing.
The purpose of the webinar was to:
The webinar is part of a wider series of virtual events that promote collaboration through the sharing of experiences, best practices and solutions on ocean issues. They also offer the opportunity to reflect on how to move forward with ocean management in a post-COVID-19 world.