Reimagine Series: Oceans & the Blue Economy
Striking a balance in our fragile waters
About this event
The ocean provides food, jobs and livelihoods to over 3 billion people, enabling 90% of global trade critical to the economy. It is home to the planet's largest biosphere with 80% of all life in the world found in our blue planet. And it is our planet’s lungs providing 50% of our oxygen and absorbing 25% of global carbon – the largest carbon sink in the world. How can we ensure we strike the right balance for the blue economy?
The effects of human activity has damaged the health of the oceans and their natural capital. Restoration, protection, and management of how humans use ocean ecosystems must be prioritised over the next decade. Forecasts suggest that the Blue Economy could create $3 trillion annually in gross value added by 2030; but it is vital that investment flows and increased economic output also sustain biodiversity, humanity and the ability of the ocean to provide their most vital life services to all.
Core discussion points:
- How can we sustain and support the blue economy?
- Creating a policy environment for oceans and climate
- Can blue finance save our oceans?
- Natural Capital à the role of oceans in supporting our economy system
Reimagine Series - Nature Week
Reducing global emission is essential to mitigate the threats of climate change but not sufficient to tackle the entire challenge. Protecting and restoring our plant is the other half of the solution. Nature is the life support system for people, the planet and for profit.
Nature-Based Solutions are increasingly recognised as a critical component of climate mitigation and adaptation. For the private sector, national and local governments, Intergovernmental organisations and environmentalists alike, a growing recognition of our natural capital is resulting in exponential benefits for communities, businesses and climate change.
To mark World Environment Day 2021 and to launch the Roadmap to COP26 Reimagine Series, we bring you Nature Week: Investing in life's support system.
About the Reimagine Series
When it comes to tackling climate change there are certain challenges that will require us to think differently and take a drastically new approach.
The Reimagine Series is a collection of digital events exploring some of the greatest climate, sustainability, nature and biodiversity challenges we face and the solutions that exist to meeting them.
Aligned to key dates in the climate and environment calendar, these short, sharp, high impact 1-day events exploring the ways we can rethink our approach to meet these challenges