Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Why the travel and tourism industry should care about the state of the ocean

Hanh Nguyen, Joseph Martin Cheer, World Economic Forum Tourism

In order to develop the travel and tourism industry in a sustainable manner, a thriving ocean must be at the heart of decision-making.

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Balancing Profit And Planet In The Ocean Tourism Industry

Giulio Magni, Economic Impact Tourism

Balancing profit and planet in the ocean tourism industry
A guest blog by Giulio Magni, director of One Ocean Foundation.

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Amsterdam could ban cruise ships to tackle overtourism. What are other holiday destinations doing?

Gabi Thesing, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Amsterdam is the latest tourist destination to consider banning cruise ships in a fight against overtourism and pollution.

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3 ways hotels and tourists can work together to decarbonize travel

Peter Lochbihler, World Economic Forum Tourism

The hospitality industry has an unmatched opportunity to lead decarbonization in the travel and tourism sector.

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Overtourism: coastal management key as global traveller numbers return to pre-pandemic levels

Economic Impact Tourism

More people are travelling, and many are visiting the same locations. The UN World Tourism Organisation says the travel industry has been caught unprepared as millions flock to hotspots.

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Aquaculture tourism: An unexpected synergy for the blue economy

Bonnie Waycott, Global Seafood Alliance Tourism

Efforts are underway in Greece to diversify and promote aquaculture tourism to educate and shift public perceptions of fish farms

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UNWTO and MSC Foundation to Deliver Sustainable Tourism Education at Sea

UNWTO Tourism

UNWTO is working with the MSC Foundation to deliver a series of sustainability-related education courses on board the MSC Euribia cruise ship.

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Healthy And Productive Oceans For Sustainable Development

Michel Kerf, World Bank Blogs Tourism

Ocean-based natural capital valued at US$24 billion faces serious threats from pollution, global warming, mangrove destruction and overexploitation of ocean resources. 

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Countries must forge ‘Global Blue Deal’ to protect the ocean: UNCTAD

United Nations Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean can provide vast opportunities for developing countries to build more innovative and resilient economies, but climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the livelihoods of some three billion people who rely on it for food and income.

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Bluer horizons: Putting coastal communities before carbon markets

Mark Hillsdon, Reuters Fisheries & Aquaculture Tourism

Several partnerships are looking to bring businesses and governments together to start protecting mangroves and other blue carbon at scale.

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Blue cities: how the ocean can be an economic engine for sustainable urban development

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Tourism

Speakers at the 10th annual World Ocean Summit explain how embedding sustainable blue economic ideas into city planning can attract innovation, investment and tourism.

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4 Way to Invest in a Sustainable 'Blue Economy'

Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

Tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity and fostering inclusive economic growth will require more than $3 trillion of investments in the world’s oceans in the coming decades.

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Enabling sustainable tourism investment opportunities

Investment Monitor Tourism

The tourism history was hit hard by the pandemic, but a sustainable approach in the sector can attract higher levels of investment.

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Creating a better planet through better tourism

Luís Araújo, World Ocean Initiative Tourism

A blog by Luís Araújo, president of Turismo de Portugal and speaker at the upcoming World Ocean Summit.

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What Will It Take To Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel In The Next Decade?

Blake Scholl, World Economic Forum Tourism

Air travel connects the world, but emissions from the aviation sector are responsible for a large part of humankind's carbon footprint.

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The top 5 sustainability and climate trends to watch in 2023

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Economist Impact’s Martin Koehring highlights why stronger collaboration will be required to accelerate progress in 2023.

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The US$2.5 Trillion Blue Economy Investment Opportunity

Michael van Niekerk, Investment Magazine Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean or the global “blue economy” contributes US$2.5 trillion ($3.8 trillion) a year in economic output – equivalent to world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP – and is expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy, reaching US$3 trillion a year by 2030.

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How Ocean Data Innovation Is Changing How We See The Sea

Kate Wing, David Millar, Aaron Roan Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The next wave of transformation in ocean understanding will come from improving our ability to discover and connect this data, giving us a clearer picture of what’s happening under the waves and envisioning new ocean solutions.

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Is Sustainability the “New Luxury” for Coastal Resorts?

Economic Impact Tourism

Is sustainability the “new luxury” for coastal resorts?

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Ocean Investing Coming Into Focus

Nasdaq Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Oceans and other bodies of water cover a vast majority of Earth, but a case can be made that investors’ portfolios are too dry when it comes to sustainable ocean investing concepts.

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