The rich marine biodiversity of Indonesia is one of its most invaluable assets, taking a majority part of the so-called Amazon of the ocean or what is commonly referred to as the Coral Triangle, which is recognised as the global centre of marinebiodiversity.
As the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia’s 5.8 million km2 of ocean has an economic potential that could reach up to US $1.2 Trillion per year. As the 4 largest coastline in the world, it has the potential to employ 40 million people.
And the implementation of Indonesia’s Blue Economy concept is expected to strengthen marine potential sustainably, productively, and environmentally.
Currently, around 50% of the global pearl production comes from Indonesia. Indonesia’s ocean and coastline can help in reducing up to 25% of global carbon emission.