At its core, Urban Ocean was created to bring urban and ocean practitioners closer together, leveraging peer-to-peer learning, championing circular economy principles, and building awareness of ocean pollution in urban areas.
Over the past two years, Urban Ocean cities completed rigorous gap assessment processes and capacity building sessions to pinpoint the best opportunities for impact and formulate diverse and holistic projects to implement locally.
The circular economy offers a $4.5 trillion economic opportunity by reducing waste, stimulating innovation, and creating employment. It can create a net increase of six million jobs and cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 39% by 2030, benefiting industries, sectors, and lives. (WRI, 2021)