The document aims to provide sufficient background on the Blue Planet Fund, all related programmes of work, and best practices in environmental-economic accounting as it relates to development projects that focus on the marine environment. The document is framed around the use of widely accepted international environmental-economic accounting standards, such as the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounting and the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership’s Ocean Accounting Framework, to drive improved coherence in measurement and reporting within and across BPF projects. The intended audience for this document is members of DEFRA and delivery partners on Blue Planet Fund projects.  

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