In late 2023, a group of 15 leading fisheries officials from the Pacific islands travelled to Iceland, supported by PROBLUE, as part of a World Bank-backed knowledge exchange – to learn from Iceland's experience of growing its fisheries sector, and to share knowledge from across the ocean.
On this podcast episode, learn how seaweed farming can help build a world free of poverty on a livable planet and has enormous growth potential.
How does plastic pollution affect those living in low-and-middle income countries? What do we do around single-use plastics—plastic products that are used just once before becoming waste? And how is the World Bank responding?
This first-of-its-kind blue carbon readiness framework empowers governments to tap into their full blue carbon potential to benefit people and the planet.
In fiscal year 2023, PROBLUE approved 53 proposals amounting to $50.5 million, alongside seven additional financings worth $1.35 million, increasing its overall portfolio of technical activities to $144 million in support of 181 activities in 80 economies.
This new report has identified ten global seaweed markets with the potential to grow by an additional USD 11.8 billion by 2030. Yet, much of the seaweed sector’s value remains untapped - it has clear growth potential beyond its current markets.
In Ghana, up to 30% of mangroves have been lost due to degradation and destruction in the last 25 years. The World Bank and PROBLUE are working with the Government of Ghana to protect and restore mangroves.
Protecting and investing in nature’s coastal and marine resources will pay dividends for countries, communities, biodiversity, and the climate.
Launched at COP27, the World Bank, with support from PROBLUE, announced a new Blue Economy program that will catalyze financing and provide an operational response to development challenges in coastal-marine areas of the African continent.
In close collaboration with international institutions, development partners, and client countries, the World Bank is leading the effort to develop and operationalize the concept of the blue economy by focusing on the integration and sustainability of different oceanic sectors.
This guidance note examines the most productive ways to integrate MSP into World Bank projects and operations, and helps client countries invest in MSP.
Oceans are essential to life on earth and provide many biodiversity and ecosystem services to support it. Learn how marine spatial planning can help sustain these services.
A blue public expenditure review can be a valuable tool for countries on their journey to a blue economy, to help drive blue sectors toward better environmental practices and management and support long-term, healthy development agendas.
Oceans play a critical role in regulating the climate, but how healthy are our oceans today and what kind of impact is climate change having?
A new World Bank report, supported by the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund and PROBLUE, offers recommendations on how to better control solid waste and plastic pollution and is being used by the government as a key input for the National Plastic Action Plan.
Sustainable management of plastic will be crucial for Bangladesh to tackle the increasing plastic pollution and ensure green growth, says a new World Bank Report.