Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) led this session to explore, using examples from the coastal and marine sector of how to use COVID-19 recovery investments to ensure a more sustainable, inclusive, resilient post-pandemic economy. The “blue economy” has been particularly hard hit by supply chain disruptions and coastal tourism’s collapse. Rebuilding it to function sustainably can support livelihoods and a greener and more resilient future across the region. Consistent with ADB’s Healthy Oceans Action Plan, the session will involve civil society organizations as key partners along with a panel of experts who will explore policy and investment opportunities, current barriers to their implementation, and approaches to overcoming negative impacts on the blue economy.
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This session is part of ADB's 54th Annual Meeting Civil Society Program (CSP) program.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|03 May 2021||Introduction to session||Materials will be uploaded once available.||Natalie Phaholyothin, CEO WWF Thailand (Moderator)|
|03 May 2021||Welcome Remarks||Ingrid van Wees, Vice President, Finance and Risk Management, ADB|
|03 May 2021||ADB-EIB Partnership||Christian Kettel Thomsen, Vice President, European Investment Bank|
|03 May 2021||Individual Q&A with Panel||Alifereti Tawake, Locally Managed Marine Area Network, Fiji|
|03 May 2021||Individual Q&A with Panel||Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health, Worldfish|
|03 May 2021||Individual Q&A with Panel||Rindah Melsen, President, Nusatuva Women’s Savings Club, Solomon Islands|
|03 May 2021||Individual Q&A with Panel||Anna Oposa, Executive Director Save Philippine Seas|
|03 May 2021||Panel Discussion||All panelists and moderator|