The President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, and EMEA Researcher Dr. Yeganeh Forouheshfar, participated in the Monaco Ocean Week 2023 which was held in Monaco on the 21st and 22nd of March 2023.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the event with a welcome address for the 14th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative, a platform for debate that gathers major players in ocean conservation and governance. The fast-growing blue economy, blue food, impact investment, coastal resilience, sustainable tourism and shipping were at the heart of discussions.
Prof. Ayadi, and Dr. Forouheshfar actively contributed to the blue economy round table discussions, particularly on the topic of “financial markets and biodiversity investments.” As a result of the workshop, a set of policy recommendations were presented in the concluding session. These recommendations will be utilized to draft a policy paper that will be presented at international conferences such as COP 28 on climate change and COP 16 on biodiversity.