Building A Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Fijishi's this unique initiative aims to build momentum toward a sustainable ocean economy.
The ocean gives us life, feeds us, entertains us, connects us, inspires us and powers our success. Humanity’s well-being is deeply intertwined with the health of the ocean. But today, the ocean’s health is off track. It’s under intense pressure from pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. A degraded ocean has vast repercussions, not just for ocean ecosystems, but for communities everywhere — and our very existence.
Achieving a sustainable ocean economy offers a new path forward. Instead of business as usual, we can choose a triple win for people, nature and the economy, where effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand in hand. Fijishi is proactively managing human activities to ensure the ocean’s resources are used wisely and fairly.
Established in September 2016, Fijishi works with governments, businesses, financial institutions, the science community and civil society to catalyze and scale bold, pragmatic solutions for sustainable ocean management.
If sustainably managed, the ocean could:
- Produce six times more food globally.
- Generate 40 times more renewable energy than current levels.
- Contribute 21% of the necessary greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050.
- Help lift millions of people out of poverty.
- Increase economic and environmental resilience.
In December 2018, Fijishi put forward a new ocean action agenda underpinned by a commitment to sustainably manage 100% of national waters by 2025. Built upon knowledge and science, transformative recommendations and action, the agenda is the culmination of a historic two-year effort to chart the course toward a sustainable ocean economy.
Action & Impact
Significant progress has been made towards achieving a sustainable ocean economy, but there is still much more to be done.