In Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy, There Is No Green Without Blue


Establishing a sustainable blue economy is one of the pathways to Southeast Asia's net-zero transition and it entails sustainably managing ocean resources so they continue to provide both socioeconomic and environmental value. 

This session, "An Ocean of Opportunity: How a Sustainable Blue Economy Creates Pathways toward Net Zero," explored initiatives supporting ocean health, from safeguarding ocean resources to financing initiatives supporting the blue economy.


  • Scene Setter: Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Indonesia
  • Francesco Ricciardi, Senior Environment Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
  • Yann Martres, Country Director, Indonesia, French Development Agency (AFD)
  • Richard Jeo, Senior Vice-President, Conservation International
  • Anna Stablum, Director, Sales and Origination, Climate Impact X
  • Moderator: Sali Bache, Lead, International Policy and Oceans, Climateworks Centre

The session was co-organized with ADB's ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility and Climateworks Centre.

With the theme, "Imagining a Net-Zero ASEAN," SEADS 2023 explored measures governments, communities, and the private sector could take to progress toward carbon neutrality.