Investments sought to sustain East Asian seas | Inquirer Business

Investments sought to sustain East Asian seas

/ 05:00 AM November 25, 2018

The need for significantly increased investments to achieve the targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 14 Life below water, is well understood. The United Nations Development Programme cites a $2.5-trillion gap in investments required to fully realize the SDGs, and it’s unlikely that all of this financing will come from government and donor support. Private sector investment has a critical role to play in achieving the targets, with an opportunity to redirect billions of dollars of capital away from unsustainable investment toward sustainable, blue economy investments in East Asia.

However, investors often face challenges in sourcing projects that can support the SDGs while offering viable investment models.


The potential of effective public-private partnership for coastal and ocean management has been discussed for some time, but the reality of forging concrete, value-added partnerships has in many cases remained elusive.

Join global and regional experts on Nov. 28 at the EAS Congress 2018 in Iloilo City as they explore emerging investment models and opportunities to catalyze both public and private financing to build a pipeline of opportunities unlocking the ocean investment potential in the region.


For more information on the EAS Congress 2018, visit

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