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Blue Road To COP 26: Financing Ocean-Based Climate Solutions


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Join us for the first High Level Meeting of the Blue Road to COP 26 to discuss financing ocean-climate solutions

Register for our High-Level Meeting on “Financing Ocean-based Climate Solutions” next Thursday,  8 April at 9:00 EDT. This online event is co-hosted by the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform and IDB Invest on the margins of the World Bank Spring Meetings. 

Dialogues will focus on the role of governments, companies and financial institutions in securing the necessary financing for the ocean to contribute to a resilient, equitable and net-zero emissions future. 

Accelerating investments in the blue economy will be a crucial lever for the ocean to deliver its full potential in supporting sustainable development and meeting the 1.5 targets of the Paris Agreement. Ocean-based companies and investors are calling for a clear framework where economic development can occur without causing harm to ecosystems or environmental degradation.

“Financing Ocean-based Climate Solutions'' will be the first high-level meeting on the UN Global Compact “Blue Road to COP 26”, exploring several ocean-based climate solutions and their drivers. The outcomes of these sessions will serve as input to the Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform’s COP 26 recommendations on the role of the ocean in climate action. 



  • H.E. Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of the Sea, Government of Portugal
  • Ms. Kennedy Carrillo, CEO, Ministry of the Blue Economy, Belize
  • Mr. Juan Pablo Bonilla, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank*
  • Mr. Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CMA CGM
  • Ms. Gyrid Skalleberg Ingerø, CFO, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
  • Ms. Isabel Ucha, CEO, Euronext Lisbon
  • Mr. James Scriven, CEO, IDB Invest
  • Mr. Joop Hessels, Executive Director Sustainable Bond Finance, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Mr. Scott Mather, CIO U.S. Core Strategies, PIMCO*
  • Mr. Tom Eveson, Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions for the Americas, Sustainalytics

*indicates to be confirmed 

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