Catalysing Ocean Finance – Volume I Transforming Markets to Restore and Protect the Global Ocean
The world’s oceans and coastal areas are an integral part of life on earth. They are the source of a variety of essential goods and services – including food, transport, oil, gas, and minerals, to name but a few, and also deliver vital ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. This publication - Catalysing Ocean Finance - demonstrates that, far from being an intractable problem, sustainable ocean management could become a successful legacy of today’s generation of decision-makers. It shows how the challenges facing the ocean stem from widely understood market and policy failures - failures which can be addressed through the application of appropriate mixes of market and policy instruments.