In this new series, our host Edoardo Tancioni shares innovative approaches to boost investments for a sustainable blue economy and protect our oceans in the lead-up to the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of June 2022.
In this episode, Edoardo talks about Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their centrality to leveraging the development impact of capital for sustainable ocean-based economies. SIDS are not "poor and remote places," but rather valuable centres of marine biodiversity, living fossils, and hotspots of ocean-based ecosystem services like tourism, fishing grounds, and shipping lanes. This episode aims to raise awareness of this fact among investors, fund managers, and the general public. We hope to facilitate conversation between potential investors and government officials.