Blue Economy Development Framework

The World Bank and the European Commission have launched the Blue Economy Development Framework (BEDF). The Framework is a novelty in the area of international ocean governance. It helps (developing) coastal states transition to diverse and sustainable blue economies while building resilience to climate change. This transition starts with dataContinue Reading

MPSglobal initiative

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission launched their new joint initiative MSPglobal on 11-12 February 2019 in Paris, France. The project aims to improve cross-border and transboundary cooperation by developing new international guidelines on maritimeContinue Reading

World bank's PROBLUE

Last September, the World Bank Group announced on Wednesday the creation of PROBLUE, a new multi-donor trust fund that will support healthy and productive oceans by tackling marine pollution, managing fisheries and fostering the sustainable growth of coastal economies. PROBLUE is a new Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), housed at theContinue Reading