[Event Report] Regional Conference and Policy Dialogue on Blue Economy and Finance co-hosted by the ADBI and TaiwanICDF (Nadi, Fiji)
The year 2020 marks a turning point for the oceans. The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide to create a common framework to ensure sustainable ocean development. The Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) co-hosted the Regional Conference and Policy Dialogue on Blue Economy, Ocean Tourism, and Sustainable Blue Financing with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) in Nadi, Fiji during 25-27 February, 2020. The conference consisted of research presentations and policy dialogues, bringing together more than 50 participants from the academia, governments, and NGOs from 15 countries from the Asia and Pacific.