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Catalysing Ocean Finance

This publication - Catalysing Ocean Finance - demonstrates that, far from being an intractable problem, sustainable ocean manage­ment could become a successful legacy of today’s generation of decision-makers. It shows how the challenges facing the ocean stem from widely understood market and policy failures - failures which can be addressed through the application of appropriate mixes of market and policy instruments.

Catalysing Ocean Finance takes stock of how effective these instruments have been in helping countries to address challenges facing the oceans and explores how they could be successfully scaled up. It estimates that an initial public investment – on the order of $5 billion over the next ten to twenty years – could be sufficient to catalyse several hundred billion dollars of public and private invest­ment, and thereby foster global transformation of ocean markets towards sustainability.

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