Figure: There is a major finance gap: current investments are inadequate to support a sustainable ocean economy (SOE).

Figure: Barriers to SOE financing include a lack of universal framework, gaps in understanding and scale, distortion of market dynamics, a weak financial pipeline, and high financial risks.

Figure: Opportunities for action include implementing a common framework, increasing and re-directing public investments, decreasing risk, and more.

Cover of the report for the blue paper: Ocean Finance

These figures complemented the report 'Ocean Finance: Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy,' a blue paper commissioned by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. If you are curious, you can download the report for yourself here.

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