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Blue Acceleration: An Ocean of Risk & Opportunities

Driven by increasing consumption patterns, land-based sources decline and technological progress, the hopes and expectations for the ocean as an engine of future human development are increasing.

This report describes how issues of equity and benefit sharing are playing out in the “Blue Acceleration”, highlights how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are at particular risk from stranded assets and explores the role that public and private finance can play in assisting transformation towards an equitable and sustainable blue economy.