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Blue Economy work of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Sir Danny Alexander during the EAS Congress 2021 where he shared the Bank’s contributions to blue economy in the region

As part of our continuing feature of the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2021 players, programs, and plans, we are pleased to showcase one of our keynote speakers who introduced its work to support the advancement of blue economy in the region.

Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President for Policy and Strategy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), joined us to share their programs on promoting blue economy development and adopting the source-to-sea approach in their bank’s financing and infrastructure programs.

Here are specific examples of some of their projects:

  • Greater Male Waste-to-Energy Project in Maldives, which aims to establish a sustainable solid waste treatment system in the Greater Male region to ensure the safe disposal or recycling of waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and generate electricity from waste-to-energy.

  • Mandalika Urban and Tourism Infrastructure in Indonesia, which is expected to provide a wide array of environmental and social benefits to the communities by providing core sustainable infrastructure for the development of a new tourist destination in the Mandalika region of Lombok.

AIIB is also exploring opportunities to develop green ports and offshore renewable energy. 

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