Recommended Exclusions for Financing a Sustainable Blue Economy

Published June 2021

UNEP FI’s recommended exclusions list for a sustainable blue economy presents an overview of activities to exclude from financing due to their damaging impact on the ocean and high risk. It examines multiple ocean-related activities and covers various sectors including seafood, shipping, coastal tourism, marine renewable energy, solid waste and plastic pollution, ports and coastal infrastructure.

Based on UNEP FI’s sustainable blue economy flagship reports Turning the Tide and Diving Deep, and developed with more than 70 leading financial and supporting institutions, the recommended exclusions list gives an easy to use, at-a-glance overview of the activities to exclude from financing for a sustainable blue economy. With indicators of critical actions or behavior and ways to verify them, it allows financial institutions to assess their ocean-related financial activities and to manage risks.

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