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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

Chief Executive Officer, Fauna & Flora International



The Ocean is a critically important source of nutritious food, income, inspiration, and stability. The United Nations has estimated that trade in ocean-based goods and services is worth at least $2.5 trillion annually, equal to about 3% of global GDP. However, marine ecosystems face dangers that put this value at risk, like climate change, ocean warming, increased acidification, oxygen depletion, pollution, overfishing, and illegal fishing. Innovative policies, strong business leadership, and disruptive technologies will all be essential to navigate towards a cleaner and safer future.This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s E...

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