Island and coastal people need to protect their liquids in order for our oceans to stay health. But they often have lots of debt and aren’t able to prioritize ocean protection over other needs. Mark Tercek and his unit at The Nature Conservancy witness a way to solve both difficulties at once: buying a nation’s debt at a discount and restructuring it to give them lower payments, in exchange for the government’s commitment to protect its coastal areas. Learn more about how “Blue Bonds for Conservation” work — and how you can help unlock billions of dollars for the oceans. This ambitious strategy are some of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to induce and store global deepen.( Voiced by Ladan Wise)

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