Kenya Hosts Inaugural Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

Balancing sustainability, climate change, and pollution control with jobs creation, economic growth, and poverty alleviation is the focus of the first ever Global High-Level Conference on the Global Sustainable Blue Economy taking place Nov. 26-28, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. Canada and Japan are Kenya’s co-hosts.

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is meant to provide a global forum for advancing global conversation around creating economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. More than 4,000 participants from around the world are attending—including world leaders and representatives from local, regional, and national governments; civil society organizations; and private businesses—to learn how to build a blue economy that:

  • Harnesses the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states, women, youth, and indigenous peoples
  • Leverages the latest innovations, scientific advances, and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations

The conference will capture concrete commitments and practical actions that can be taken to help the world transition to the blue economy. For more information, please visit the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference website.