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Global Lead for the Blue Economy, World Bank

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Charlotte de Fontaubert is the Global Lead for the Blue Economy at the World Bank.

Charlotte de Fontaubert is Global Lead for the Blue Economy at the World Bank, where she is responsible for guiding the Bank’s transition towards a Blue Economy approach, defined as the sustainable and integrated development of oceanic sectors in healthy oceans. She is also Program Manager for PROBLUE, a Multi-Donor Trust Fund launched in 2018, which aims to identify new ways to finance the transition to a blue economy.

As a Senior Fisheries Specialist, she has co-authored some of the Bank’s seminal publications on fisheries and the blue economy, including The Sunken Billions Revisited, a chapter on fisheries and subsidies in The Changing Wealth of Nations, a report on fisheries and climate change and fisheries in Africa, and a report on The Potential of the Blue Economy : Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries. Dr. de Fontaubert holds an M.Sc. in Sea-Use Law, Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware.