Blue Bonds, the financial instruments that protect the waters of the globe

Discovering investments in the "blue economy" that help protect the water resources of seas, lakes and rivers and shape the future

Barge in the sea
A barge in the sea, which special sustainable bonds intend to protect

- financial investments can they be eco-sustainable? The answer is yes and it is inherent in the success of Blue Bonds. Indeed, in recent years the Blue Economy has grown, offering more and more opportunities. We are talking about an economy – defined as “blue”, dedicated to the creation of an eco-sustainable system for the oceans and seas.

Blue Bonds are therefore the financial instruments that allow us to protect the waters of the globe, revealing new opportunities and challenges to us, but above all when this resource can be transformed into a precious asset, also from an economic and investment point of view.

On the other hand, the data speak for themselves. According to the latest statistics, the Blue Economy will reach a double level of growth in the coming years compared to the "traditional" economy. Numbers that are not at all surprising if we think that the oceans occupy over three quarters of the entire earth's surface and represent a source of livelihood for more than three billion people. With an economic value exceeding 24 trillion dollars.

A medieval water wheel to recreate biodiversity

Newspaper globe
An image of the world covered in water in economic and financial newspapers

Sustainable bonds launched in 2018 by the Seychelles islands

Blue Bonds are bonds that allow you to finance projects dedicated to sustainable activities related to marine, lake and river conservation. It was back in 2018 when the Vice President of Republic of Seychelles announced the issuance of the very first Blue Bonds.

Bonds issued by the state and created to favor the eco-sustainable development of the entire economy of the archipelago. An economy based primarily on water-related activities, such as tourism and fishing.

The target? Develop a new, more sustainable and autonomous fishing model, promote correct management and expand marine protected areas. A model that, in a short time, has spread all over the world, with the awareness of how much the Blue Economy represents the future.

Because water is so essential to life and health

Financial instruments
Financial instruments of the stock market and environmentally friendly investments

The challenges of the Blue Economy between overfishing and plastic pollution

Global Water Resources is today the world's economy week by GDP. Yet they continue to be exploited without rules, putting them at risk ecosystem and biodiversity. There are many challenges to be faced in the near future, from plastic pollution to water conservation and overfishing.

Overfishing, i.e. intensive fishing without rules, has long been an important issue. Its consequences concern not only marine biodiversity, but also a substantial reduction of profitability of maritime companies.

Indeed, over the years it has been amply demonstrated that intelligent management systems and adequate regulation could not only put an end to the indiscriminate exploitation of the sea, but also protect the interests of fishermen. In fact, the risk around the corner is that of the depletion of a resource as precious as it is scarce.

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Pollution from plastics and microplastics is still a central theme

THEplastic pollution he microplastics still remains a central theme that drives us to search for new solutions and to increase investments in the circular economy. According to experts, the protection of the seas, from this point of view, is an essential topic that will have to enter the agendas of governments and companies by right.

A report made by Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an English NGO, has estimated that in 2025 the oceans will be invaded by more than 250 million tons of plastic. A number that will triple in 2040 to reach 2050 when the quantity of plastic present in the waters will be greater than the weight of the fish.

Therefore, intervening is fundamental and the Blue Bonds represent the essential tool that could save the planet's waters. Favoring the stakeholder awareness and helping to raise, at the same time, the funding needed to carry out projects aimed at defending the seas.

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Blue Bond: the waves breaking on the beaches symbolize the vitality of the sea
The waves breaking on the beaches symbolize the vitality of the sea