Celebrating women in the ocean economy

Economist Impact’s tenth annual World Ocean Summit & Expo took place from February 27th to March 1st in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit featured 188 speakers in more than 50 sessions across the three days, attracting more than 1,500 registered attendees to discuss ocean climate solutions, ocean science and data, blue food, finance, shipping, plastics and more. The World Ocean Initiative features summary articles of several key sessions from the summit.

The month of March also celebrated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Gender diversity and equality are an integral part of building a sustainable ocean economy. The multifaceted achievements of women in the ocean were visible throughout the World Ocean Summit, as highlighted through our coverage this month.

Highlights of recent World Ocean Initiative coverage:

World Ocean Summit 2023: Six key takeaways from a remarkable ocean week
A roundup of Economist Impact’s 10th World Ocean held in Lisbon from February 27th to March 1st, by head of World Ocean Initiative Martin Koehring
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From data sets to data flows: making the case for open-source ocean science
Panellists at the summit discuss how sharing information and creative communication can benefit the entire ocean community
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Beyond grants: Accelerating blended finance for ocean-positive investments
Blended finance is a key to ensuring that private-sector finance flows into biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, according to Yabanex Batista from the UN’s Global Fund for Coral Reefs
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The ripple effect of philanthropy
Philanthropy can be the seed that creates models for new funding and enhanced collaboration, explains World Ocean Summit speaker Deborah Brosnan
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Restoring gender balance in the water
On International Women’s Day, we review how more women in key roles can help both ocean governance and marine ecosystems flourish
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High Seas Treaty: a global deal decades in the making
A historic and much-awaited agreement to protect international waters has finally been struck—but what needs to happen next?
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Upcoming events:

3rd annual Sustainability Week US
Partnerships for the green industrial revolution
May 30th -June 1st 2023 | Washington D.C. and virtual

Global Plastics Summit
Working towards a robust UN plastics treaty
October 11th-12th | Bangkok
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