Dear Friends of Blue Solutions, 


We hope you and your loved ones are well.  

Since 2013, the Blue Solutions Initiative – a partnership of four leading environmental organizations – aims at supporting the sustainable development of our blue world, for people and nature. Funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU), Blue Solutions has worked on global knowledge exchange, capacity development and policy dialogue in order to deliver on the goals of the CBD, UNFCCC and the Agenda 2030, especially SDG 14. 


Taking a people-centered and conservation optimism approach, Blue Solutions supported outstanding practitioners, selected governments, and regional institutions on their pathway of implementing successful solutions for a healthy ocean. 


After 9 years of implementation, Blue Solutions will come to an end in 2021. We would like to take this opportunity and express our deep gratitude to all friends, colleagues and partners who have jointly collaborated and shaped this success story over the years! 


The Blue Solutions Initiative comes to an end this year, but the solutions will live on and thrive – through all of you! 


We invite you to watch the highlights of our Blue Solutions Celebration Event held on 30 November 2021 below, visit the newly established Blue Capacity Development Hub, and stay engaged with the Marine and Coastal Portal of PANORAMA: We are looking forward to the new year to kick-start PANORAMA Blue – Accelerating solutions for a healthy ocean! 

A relaxing festive season and happy new year to you and your loved ones! 


Take care and stay healthy 

Your Blue Solutions Team 


GIZ: Jan Kleine Büning, Katrin Münch, Erick Ross Salazar, Thilanka Seneviratne, Katharina Zasada, Aldo Sanchez Vera 

GRID-Arendal: Tanya Bryan, Mario Caña, Rob Barnes 

IUCN: Cecile Fattebert, Marie Fischborn, Dorothée Herr 

UNEP: Ole Vestergaard