Title

Financing a sustainable ocean economy

Publication Name

Nature Communications

Abstract

The ocean, which regulates climate and supports vital ecosystem services, is crucial to our Earth system and livelihoods. Yet, it is threatened by anthropogenic pressures and climate change. A healthy ocean that supports a sustainable ocean economy requires adequate financing vehicles that generate, invest, align, and account for financial capital to achieve sustained ocean health and governance. However, the current finance gap is large; we identify key barriers to financing a sustainable ocean economy and suggest how to mitigate them, to incentivize the kind of public and private investments needed for topnotch science and management in support of a sustainable ocean economy.

Open Access Status

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Volume

12

Issue

1

Article Number

3259

Funding Sponsor

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23168-y