Welcome back to the Blue Economy Bulletin, your source for blue economy news and events including industry highlights, scientific developments, policy updates and more from East Asia and around the world.
Since the last issue, PEMSEA hosted the first installment of its new Blue Economy Webinar Series, featuring two leading experts who shared the latest research and thinking on blue economy. A recording of the event is available online. PEMSEA also released an infographicdescribing how its Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia supports achieving UN SDG 14, and several other Sustainable Development Goals.
As the UN concluded its first round of negotiations on regulating marine biodiversity on the high seas, recent studies present sobering news on the health of our coral reefs and fisheries, while scientists call for more ambitious efforts to protect the oceans. OECD provides an update on the growth potential for the ocean economy, as stories of new technologies and practices continue to roll out, such as seafloor sensors, green infrastructure, innovative fishing gear and new efforts to finance the transition to a sustainable blue economy, including a climate bond standard for marine assets and an investment platform for members of ocean industry. Read on for more.
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