Following the success of the first edition, held alongside the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, Portugal is committed to organize the II edition of the Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum (SBEIF) on the 4th of October.
This II edition of SBEIF pursues the previous objectives, aiming to mobilize economic agents and scaling up the financing tools to promote a sustainable blue economy, while raising awareness to innovative ocean action.
The ocean is a key driver for sustainable development in line with Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the UN Agenda 2030, to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. Everyone without exception is called to be an active agent towards this goal. The organization of the II edition of the SBEIF is our commitment to sustainably develop a strong economic growth together with a healthy ocean, creating blue jobs and contributing to an equitable wealthy society.
The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact represent the commitment to human development, calling for a precautionary approach by companies towards environmental challenges, valuing prevention over reaction, in favor of an initial preventive and environmentally more effective and efficient behavior.
SBEIF 2023 takes place after the historic decision reached at COP 27, held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, which approved financial assistance for developing countries to finance losses and damages in areas affected by climate change. It was emphasized that the current global crisis cannot be a justification for deprioritizing climate action.
SBEIF 2023 calls everyone to be an active agent with inspiring and game-changing ideas.
Panel 1 - Ocean as a Clean Energy Source and a Sustainable Driver for World Trade
Panel 2 - Ocean as a Catalyst for the Bioeconomy
Panel 3 - Ocean as a Data and Energy Highway