Friends of Ocean Action
Friends of Ocean Action is a unique, informal group of over 70 ocean leaders, convened by the Ocean Action Agenda which is hosted by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, which hosts the secretariat of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel). The members – the Friends – come from business, civil society, international organizations, science and technology and are committed to fast-tracking solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean.
The mission of Friends of Ocean Action is to use our knowledge, means and influence to help the international community take the urgent steps needed to “conserve and sustainably use our ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
We have the knowledge, power and technology to put the ocean on a path to recovery. The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable, if we just offer it the chance.
Friends of Ocean Action is the main community curated by the World Economic Forum’s Ocean Action Agenda which strives to facilitate ambitious global change to bring about the healthy ocean that is essential for people, the climate and nature to thrive.
By unlocking knowledge, engaging champions, building collaboration, involving other diverse communities and catalyzing innovation, the Ocean Action Agenda leads initiatives in the following four impact areas:
Business and policy transformation
Climate and resilience
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