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No.479 Jul 20, 2020
  • SUNAMI Atsushi
    President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and President of the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI)

Towards a Blue Recovery

SUNAMI Atsushi
President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and President of the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI)

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a huge impact on society and the economy, to which oceanic sectors are no exception. Blue recovery is a vision that sees economic recovery and protection of the marine environment not as conflicting goals; rather, it aims to promote sustainable business activities that will help maintain the ocean’s health and transform our economy into a sustainable one, an economy robust enough to overcome threats to biodiversity as well as climate change risks. Here I would like to reaffirm the importance of international cooperation and consider how Japan can demonstrate initiative in science and technology innovation for a blue recovery.

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