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Commit to provide the most sustainable advisory service to at least five countries and companies wishing to maximize the use of their natural resource s by 2020 and 10 countries and companies by 2030.
by Beejadhur Ocean Solutions (Private sector)
Background: The Earth's ocean and landscapes are threatened by increased and unplanned users: heavy construction, overfishing, oil and gas exploration, unsustainable aquaculture and tourism, all creating more pollution, poverty and possible conflict. This exponential interest from countries and companies worldwide to grow the blue economy is expected to grow further. They are looking at ways to commercialize their natural resources - whether these resources are the oceans, seas, rivers or landscapes. They are also aware of the need to building long term sustainability, have/start better marine spatial plans and adapting to climate change. They need advisory services, technology, knowledge and finance. They want to get it done and right. Beejadhur Ocean Solutions offers an array of advisory services ranging from analytical work, lobbying and negotiation, political consulting, business development, financing, strategy and strategic communications.

OBJECTIVE: Beejadhur Ocean Solutions commits to provide the most sustainable advisory service to at least five countries and companies wishing to maximize the use of their natural resources by 2020 and an additional 5 countries and companies by 2030.

IMPLEMENTATION METHODOLOGIES: Marine spatial planning advice, fisheries governance reforms, embedding climate change and resilience considerations in development plans, consultations and continued work and assessments with relevant Ministries (Finance, Planning, Environment, Ocean Economy and Fisheries, Prime Minister's Office, President's Office). Robust Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms.

FOLLOW-UP MECHANISM: Supporting countries to organize an international/regional Conference to take stock of progress on SDG 14 Implementation.

Progress reports
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Terrestrial carbon sinks
  • Adaptation to more acidic ocean conditions
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
  • Economic benefits from marine biotechnology
  • Economic benefits from sustainable transport
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Training and professional development
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Access to market-based instruments
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
June 2019
Advice to two countries to adopt a Marine Spatial Plan in support of the ocean/blue economy
May 2017
Setting up of the Beejadhur Ocean Solutions entity and build awareness on its objectives in support of countries wishing to sustainably develop the ocean/blue economy
October 2030
Advice to ten countries to embed climate change and resilience considerations in their plans to develop the ocean/blue economy
October 2030
Advice to five countries to adopt a Marine Spatial Plan in support of the ocean/blue economy
Staff / Technical expertise
Consultants, partners and interns
In-kind contribution
Exchange with academic institutes, Ministries, and business sector.
Basic information
Time-frame: May 2017 - December 2030
Partners
Beejadhur Ocean Solutions (Private sector)
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Academic institutes Private sector Business sector
Contact information
Yuvan Beejadhur, Managing Partner, YAB@Oceans2020.com, +41 76 4579977
Geneva, SWITZERLAND (www.oceans2020.com)
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