Canada co-hosted the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

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The blue economy: Prosperous. Inclusive. Sustainable.

The governments of Canada, Kenya and Japan co-hosted the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, from November 26 to 28, 2018.

This first-ever global conference on the sustainable blue economy aimed to help further the international community’s support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

A blue economy aims to harness the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states, women, youth and Indigenous peoples. It leverages the latest innovations, scientific advances and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations.

The conference focused on these key areas:

Related information

About the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

Information on the conference, including program, themes, location and hosts.

Meeting of leaders from the host countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, in June 2018.

Building on Canada’s G7 commitment

Joint G7 Ministerial Session on Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Communities.

The United Nations agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 goals.

Canada’s oceans agenda

Canada’s comprehensive approach to ensure we have safer, cleaner and healthier oceans.

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