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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

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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Fuelling Sustainable Aviation for the Long Haul

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Tourism

An article by the World Economic Forum that outlines the efforts of more than 100 companies working together to power global aviation with 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.

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Restoring coral reefs through regenerative tourism

Olga Lucía Caro Jácome, World Ocean Initiative Tourism

Catching up with Ocean Changemaker Challenge winner Olga Lucía Caro Jácome.

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How can we really achieve sustainability in the travel sector

Peter Lochbihler, World Economic Forum Tourism

Sustainable tourism is not just about air travel, there is a great opportunity for emission reductions in the accommodations sector as well.

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Hot topic: can travel to the Arctic ever be sustainable?

Kerry Walker, National Geographic Tourism

With the Arctic warming three times faster than the rest of the planet, can travel to the region ever be sustainable? Select tours to Svalbard suggest small group trips may be a force for good.

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Restoring an island paradise

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Tourism

An innovative resort in Indonesia is simultaneously providing jobs for locals and protecting the marine environment.

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Phi Phi islands’ sustainable tourism renaissance – in pictures

The Guardian Tourism

Mass tourism had brought the archipelago to the brink of ecological catastrophe.

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Reframing tourism to address plastic pollution

UNEP Plastics & Pollution Tourism

At the intersection of greater environmental awareness, stricter public health measures and the return of the tourism industry lies an enduring threat: plastic pollution.

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Travel Industry Takes Crucial First Step Toward Combating Climate Change

Ceylan Yeginsu, The New York Times Tourism

More than 300 travel companies, tourism boards and countries have signed the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, the first step for a shared road map to cut carbon emissions.

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