The Need for a Sustainable Blue Economic Recovery

In this article, Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD’s new Special Adviser for the Blue Economy, call for a sustainable blue economic recovery and describe what that could look like. The health of the oceans is in steep decline. A natural resource so crucial for our human societies requires special attention in the economic recovery strategies. Ending harmful fisheries subsidies, establishing better regulation, and developing innovative blue finance instruments are some aspects that should be on the agenda of a sustainable blue recovery.