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Executive Summary: Enabling Blue Economy Investment for Sustainable Development in the Seas of East Asia

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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To gain a better appreciation of the scope of such services, PEMSEA began developing pilot investment cases to improve capacity in and understanding of investment services, partnering with project developers to create full investment cases in four sectors—sustainable seafood, marine protection and sustainable tourism, wastewater and ocean plastic pollution. In addition to generating positive social and environmental impacts, the investment cases were designed to generate risk-adjusted financial returns, covering: a sustainable grouper farming operation, including vertically integrated hatchery, nursery and grow-out operations aiming to produce live and fresh products for the Philippines and regional Asian markets; a co-management scheme for marine protected area management based on a public-private partnership (PPP) between local government and a newly-created private operator; a pre-feasibility investment case for wastewater and resource recovery in a special economic zone in the Philippines; and a partnership with an investment management firm to channel financing to companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic pollution.


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