Harnessing the Blue Economy for Sustainable Economic Development of ACP States

Attaining SDG 14: Investing to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans and marine resources for sustainable development” in ACP Countries

TV Studio 1
Lab debate
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 to 12:45

Oceans cover 72% of the surface of our blue planet and constitute more than 95% of the biosphere. The world’s oceans, seas, and coastal areas are vital to the livelihoods and food security of billions of people around the world, and to the economic prosperity of many nations.

The blue economy resource base in the ACP Group is more than twice of its land mass; three times larger than their land mass for the Caribbean ACP States, and over 40 times larger than the Pacific region’s land mass. The ACP countries have a great potential to exploit the maritime resources and deep-sea minerals and pharmaceuticals, and alternative renewable energy resources for sustainable expansion and intensification of, inter alia, inshore and oceanic fish production, recreation, tourism, and transport sectors

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Organised by


Cristelle PRATT
Assistant Secretary General - Environment & Climate Action
Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States
Director of the Division of Economic Affairs and Regional Integration
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Jean-Paul ADAM
Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources
United Nations
Salome TAUFA
Resource Economist
PIFS (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat)