Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the … Worryingly, the ocean and the blue economy it supports are not only in severe decline, the current mode of operating is no longer sustainable. The conference — Coastal Transitions 2020 – will focus on examining the Blue Economy from a transdisciplinary perspective. The conference will feature about 70 speakers, and people from 13 countries will attend. NAIROBI – The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya was an historic move aimed at harnessing the potential of the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states.. As the conference ends, attention will now shift to the Second UN Ocean Conference scheduled for 2020. To be hosted by Palau (2020), Panama (2021). Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. The first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference was held in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. The first global conference on the sustainable blue economy was held on 26-28th November in Nairobi, Kenya. It was organized by Kenya and cohosted by Japan and Canada. It’s the ocean. Blue growth is the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. The world’s seventh largest economy based on GDP doesn’t belong to a single country, and isn’t even on land, yet it’s valued at around $3 trillion annually, and supports the livelihoods of more than 3 billion people. This regional conference and policy dialogue will provide an opportunity for government officials from SIDS in Asia and the Pacific to gain knowledge of sustainable development for the ocean economy. India made its presence in the conference highlighting India’s strategic advantages in Blue Economy. The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference was organised by Kenya with Canada and Japan as co-hosts. Towards a sustainable and fair blue economy free from fisheries crime Copenhagen Declaration Since 2018 almost 30 nations have signed up to the ‘Ministerial Declaration Against Transnational Organized Crime in the Global Fishing Industry, which maps out a framework for global political cooperation to address organized fisheries crime. While in Oslo, Under Secretary Krach highlighted that the United States remains ready and committed to working with partners from all countries and sectors to support a healthy and productive ocean and a sustainable blue economy. Sub-themes include: Conceptualizing of the Blue Economy in economic … The university is sponsoring a virtual International Conference on the Blue Economy from November 4-7.