Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy


Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy

03 May 2021

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. 

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Program and Learning Materials: 
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


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