‘Bankable’ Marine Protected Areas

A UNEP Finance Initiative case study that outlines Blue finance’s innovative and scalable approach to MPA funding. This approach uses blended finance to strengthen natural resource management, improve food security, promote sustainable development, and enhance climate change resilience.

Marine Conservation Funding Gap

More than 60% of coral reefs globally are under immediate and direct threat (WRI, 2018). With some 500 million people depending directly on coral reefs for food and income, these populations are particularly vulnerable to reef-loss (‘poverty trap’).

Blue Finance brings private funding to MPAs

French impact investment manager Blue Finance is looking to bring private financing to more marine protected areas (MPAs) in Central America and the Caribbean after helping to arrange investments for a coral reef preservation project in Belize.

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