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How the 'Wild Wet West' was won: why the UN High Seas Treaty is big news

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Robin Pomeroy

Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum

Kristian Teleki

Director, Ocean Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Geneva



The ocean is a critically important source of nutritious food, income, inspiration, and stability. According to one estimate global “ocean assets” are worth more than $24 trillion, though marine ecosystems face dangers that put this value at risk - like climate change, ocean warming, increased acidification, oxygen depletion, pollution, overfishing, and illegal fishing. More innovative policies, stronger business leadership, and disruptive technologies will all be essential to navigate towards a cleaner and safer future for the ocean.This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and is curated in partnership with Do...

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