Commitment to Action

Blue Guardians: Protecting Oceans & Enabling Blue Economies

Commitment by

DigitalGlobe

In 2015, DigitalGlobe and the Blue Guardians partnership committed to providing the geospatial data, information and planning tools, technical assistance, and financial support as requested by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through SIDS DOCK in order to develop national climate resilience strategies and an associated pipeline of investment projects related to increasing coastal resiliency to climate change, marine and fisheries conservation, and renewable energy. To enable this work, the Blue Guardians will raise a $100 million multi-donor trust fund to be managed by the World Bank and an executive steering committee comprised of SIDS members states. With the aim of identifying a pipeline of investable projects by the end of September 2018, the Blue Guardians will catalyze sustainable investment into island economies while increasing their resilience to climate change.

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Commitment

Blue Guardians: Protecting Oceans & Enabling Blue Economies

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$102,830,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Africa

Countries

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELIZE, CAPE VERDE, Comoros, Cook Islands, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FIJI

Commitment by

DigitalGlobe

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Waitt Institute, Conservation International, World Bank Group, GRID-Arendal, Global Environment Facility, The Nature Conservancy, GPC Group, Esri, Clinton Climate Initiative, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Counterpart International, Republic of Seychelles, Waitt Foundation, SIDS DOCK, Federated States of Micronesia