Torsten Thiele


Torsten Thiele, Founder of Global Ocean Trust and Vice President of Institut Choiseul, is currently Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs and was recently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam). In 2014, he was Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. His research focuses on ocean governance and the concept of blue finance as a means to develop solutions to preserve and enhance natural capital. The use of innovative technologies and financing can serve to address ocean risk and strengthen coastal resilience.

Policy Briefs

G7 Germany 2022

Safeguarding the Blue Planet – Eight Recommendations to Sustainably Use and Govern the Ocean and Its Resources

Mirja Schoderer (German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)), Henry Bittig (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)), Françoise Gaill (CNRS Institute for ecology and environment (INEE)), Kristina M. Gjerde (International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)), Sheila JJ Heymans (European Marine Board (EMB)), Birgit Klein (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)), David Obura (CORDIO East Africa), Torsten Thiele (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam)), Sebastian Unger (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)), Anna-Katharina Hornidge (German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS))
G20 Germany 2017

Sustainable Ocean Economy, Innovation and Growth: A G20 Initiative for the 7th Largest Economy in the World

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