The African Development Bank Group’s African Natural Resources Management and Investment Center (ANRC) and its Climate Change and Green Growth Department, in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund and UNEP Finance Initiative will host Towards Climate Resilient Ocean Economies in Africa: Governance and investment models.
The webinar will take place from 10 -12 noon GMT on 24 November 2022.
The session, part of a series on the Blue Economy, will feature experts’ presentations of findings from an ANRC study on climate resilient ocean economies. It will also share insights on governance systems and investment models that can pave the way to explore new opportunities.
In recent years, the Blue Economy concept has gained ground as a sound paradigm for comprehensive and sustainable management of marine and coastal areas and their natural resources. A fundamental principle of the concept is coexistence of all sectors of activity while preserving the long-term quality of ecosystem goods and services.
Climate change is affecting ocean systems in many ways that pose a threat to ports and shipping, fisheries, offshore wind and marine biotechnology as well as maritime natural assets and ecosystem services. Building a climate resilient ocean economy will require supportive policies, institutional and financial innovations, and access to long-term and large-scale financing
Speakers will include: