Themes

 Main Theme

The blue economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sub-Themes

There are many building blocks to a blue economy that is prosperous, inclusive and sustainable. The conference is organized around 9 central sub-themes grouped under 3 main categories:

Creating economic growth that is inclusive & sustainable

Creating economic growth that is inclusive & sustainable

People, communities & society – the inclusive blue economy

Employment, job creation & poverty eradication

Energy, mineral resources & sustainable development

Ensuring healthy and productive waters

Ensuring healthy and productive waters

Climate action, agriculture & pollution-free oceans

Managing and sustaining marine life & conservation

Maritime security & enforcement

Building safe & resilient communities

Building safe & resilient communities

Ending hunger, securing food supplies & promoting healthy diets

Cities, culture, tourism & the blue economy

Transportation & global connectivity

Cross-cutting themes

Each sub-theme will take into account:

  • New technologies and innovations for Oceans , Seas , Lakes and Rivers.
  • Challenges , Potential Opportunities , Priorities and Partnerships.
  • Financing for blue economy
  • Women, youth and the blue economy