Water and Blue Economy
Towards Blue-Green Economy
September 29, FRI
09:00 - 10:15
Blue transformation investments can fundamentally change a country's plans for transitioning to a sustainable economy that can provide long-term economic opportunities, improved health and food quality, safety, reduced emissions, improved biodiversity and ecosystem services, and increased resilience to climate impacts and other future threats and convulsions.
Innovative financing will be playing a crucial role in making these changes a reality in budget-constrained countries. Achieving a sustainable and equitable ‘blue recovery’ will require closer collaboration between the public and private sectors.
It is necessary to make nature the cornerstone of economic and social recovery plans. Investing in protecting the natural areas, plants, and animals that thrive there will bring us one step closer to the healthy, stable, and prosperous world envisioned by our shared 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Integrated management of a sustainable, blue economy should be the basis for any long-term political, social, or economic decisions.
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Head of the Federal Agency for Water Resources (Rosvodresursy)
Director of the Information and Analysis Center for the Development of the Water Management Complex of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, CEO of the Water of Russia
Advisor of Akvainfoteka, Executive Secretary of the Working Group on Introduction of a New Instrument of 'Green Finance' – Water Bonds for Implementation of Water Protection and Water Management Programmes
Director for Sustainable Development, Russian Media Group LLC
Head of Sustainable Development Department, Promsvyazbank
Executive Director of the Caprital Markets Division, Gazprombank JSC
Deputy General Director of Innovative Development Company
CEO, International Association of Lake Regions
* The Programme may be subject to change