As 2022 draws to a close, Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative celebrates some of the key achievements of the year, including progress on a global plastics treaty and the acceleration of blue carbon markets. We also highlight ongoing gaps in achieving a sustainable blue economy, such as the need to value women in the blue economy and accelerate shipping decarbonisation.
The need to tackle the greatest challenges facing the ocean—climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution—will remain our priority for 2023. Through our coverage on WOI and at the World Ocean Summit we will bring the ocean community together to inspire ocean solutions.
We wish you a happy festive season and hope to welcome you at our events in the new year!
Highlights of our coverage in 2022:
Special report: collaborating for sustainable change to achieve 2030 goals
The ultimate deep dive into ocean challenges and opportunities for collective action, from our March 2022 event
The Global Plastics Treaty risks failing if it doesn’t address waste management as a whole
A blog by Shannon Bouton, CEO of Delterra, and Jeremy Douglas, director of partnerships at Delterra
Are blue carbon markets becoming mainstream?
Mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows are powerful nature-based net-zero solutions
How the shipping sector is decarbonising
The World Ocean Summit explored the roadblocks and opportunities—from innovation and technology to financing and collaboration
Infographic: Valuing women in the blue economy for International Women’s Day
Gender equity in ocean-related matters is severely lacking. Learn more about the intersection of women, ocean health and the blue economy
10th annual World Ocean Summit & Expo
February 27th-March 1st 2023
Registration now open
2nd annual Sustainability Week Asia
February 7th – 9th 2023
Registration now open
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More on the ocean economy:
- Ocean Impact Podcast: how the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN SDGs
- Leaving The Economist Group after 11 and a half years
- Speaking at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum
- Article on blue carbon published in UN Today magazine
- Celebrating women in the ocean economy