It’s critical that humans conserve marine resources in a sustainable way, yet climate change and the economic exploitation of the oceans have become major threats to the oceans and our own livelihoods. It’s important that we work together to conserve and use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
For nearly three decades, the United Nations has brought together countries and world leaders at global climate summits called COP’s (“Conference of the Parties”) – in an effort to make the issue of climate change a global priority. As the 26th annual COP kicked off this week in Glasgow, countries are expected to update their plans for reducing emissions. Among the main topics to be discussed will be climate finance – local, national or transnational financing drawn from public, private and alternative sources that supports mitigation and adaptation actions to address climate change.
Blended Finance is a structuring approach aimed to strategically mobilize private capital alongside development funding to finance sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets. The approach reduces the riskiness of an investment for private investors, thus leveraging the developing funding provided to accomplish certain United Nations SDGs.