The concept of a "blue economy" came out of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. It is based on the premise that healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems are more productive and a must for sustainable ocean-based economies and livelihoods. It defines a new paradigm of ocean economy, one that is in balance with the long-term capacity of the assets, goods and services of marine ecosystems, and that considers social inclusiveness.
UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for SDGs (PEA) has been working at regional and country level to mainstream poverty-environment and climate objectives in “Blue Economy” strategies, plans and policies. This includes development of knowledge products, contribution to strategies and enhancing their implementation at regional and country level.
In this regard, PEA has organized the #1/2021 in the 2021 webinar series an internal webinar on Poverty Environment Action for a Blue Economy, held on Thursday, 16 September 2021 from 2 to 3.30PM, Bangkok time/10 to 11.30AM Nairobi time. The internal webinar targets colleagues from PEA countries, Technical Assistance projects, UNDP and UNEP with 41 colleagues joined the webinar.
The objective of the webinar is to share knowledge and information on mainstreaming poverty-environment objectives in the implementation of blue economy initiatives. The webinar will set grounds for country projects interested in learning and future implementation of blue economy initiatives.