Knowledge Product: Financing the Blue Economy

Event: SME BlueImpact Asia: Financing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises that Dominate the Blue Economy

Knowledge Product: Financing the Blue Economy

27 January 2022

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This report summarizes opportunities and presents potential solutions for mobilizing and aligning investment for a sustainable blue economy in Asia and the Pacific. It quantifies the financing gaps involved and outlines strategies to realize a sustainable blue economy. Improving environmental sustainability can improve livelihoods and gender equality, among other Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) objectives. It supports and builds on existing initiatives within the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Poverty-Environment Action for the SDGs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), regional and maritime groups, and national programs. 

This report consists of five sections and is complemented, supplemented, and completed by three sets of files located on a web-based knowledge portal; these can be accessed through the hyperlinks provided throughout the text. This web-based repository of underlying data and information will facilitate updating, allowing the provision of the most accurate and current government, multilateral bank, and industry standards, principles, and guides.

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