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Exploring Blue Bonds potential to support the Ocean Economy

Have you ever heard about blue bonds? An innovative asset class that funds commitments towards oceans, water-related initiatives and sustainability, this finance mechanism has potential to scale-up…  


Pacific countries converge in Palau to navigate our oceans, our future

The Blue Pacific defines who we are as Pacific people and our relationship with the vast oceans that make up our environment and the place we call home.  


Palau National Marine Santuary

The project aims to protect renewable and sustainable living marine resources, which provide direct value and revenue to Palau while representing important global biodiversity.  


Steering Committee for ‘Strengthening the Palau National Marine Sanctuary’ project

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge efforts of the Palau International Coral Reef Centre and Project Implementation Unit. Since the project was signed last September, it has delivered…  


COP26: United Kingdom, UN agencies welcome Fiji’s plans to issue Sovereign Blue Bonds in 2022

The United Kingdom, UN Development Programme and the UN Capital Development Fund today commend the Fiji Government’s plan to issue a sovereign Blue Bond in 2022.  


Blue financing for community-led marine conservation in Fiji

While we celebrate World Oceans Day and reminded of humanity’s shared resource that is the ocean and the personal connection that we have with the sea, we are also reminded that the impact of the…  


Ocean-driven security challenges in the Pacific

8 June marks the UN World Oceans Day. Since 2008, the world has celebrated this observance to raise awareness on the ocean’s role and driving global systems that make the Earth habitable for…  


Fiji and UN collaborate to increase impact investments in coral reefs and blue economy

Fiji is among the four countries selected to receive financing under the US$41 million portfolio to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the United Nations Joint SDG Fund…  


So we’re doing experiments and learning from them – but what comes after that?

As the new year gets off to an exciting start, the United Nations Development Programme’s 60 Accelerator Labs across the world are ready to unleash the full force of their intellectual capacity,…  


Integrating Biodiversity Safeguards and Conservation into Development in Palau

The project aims to address the negative impacts of unsustainable sector-led development practices on the country's biodiversity-rich landscapes including its productive coastal and marine ecosystems.…  

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