Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

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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How a new platform is helping leaders in sustainable tourism build strong partnerships

Stephanie Walden, Business Insider Tourism

The not-for-profit The Sigmund Project connects sustainability-focused innovators in tourism.

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These Maldives islanders once saw sharks as the threat. Now they fear the plastic

Graeme Green, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution Tourism

Diving with tiger sharks off Fuvahmulah brought a tourist boom that has led to a destructive tide of plastic waste. But now locals are pushing back.

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People want to do right by nature. They just need a nudge, study shows

Mongabay Plastics & Pollution Tourism

Subtle messaging and cues can encourage tourists to engage in behaviors that protect the marine ecosystem, a new study says.

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Google Is Now Helping Travelers Go Green

Julia Eskins, Bloomberg Tourism

The search giant’s new tools for finding sustainable hotels is one of several ways consumers can cut through all the industry greenwashing.

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The 10 most innovative travel companies of 2021

Fast Company Tourism

From Airbnb and Hipcamp to Delta Airlines and Ennismore hotels, these 10 travel companies found reasons to be optimistic in an unprecedented year for tourism and hospitality.

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We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it

Isabelle Durant, World Economic Forum Tourism

We must look beyond the immediate restart of tourism – this crisis is an opportunity to rethink tourism policies and management.

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Creating zero-emission aviation with hydrogen and electric power

Timothy Reuter & David Hyde, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Tourism

The path to zero emissions for the aviation sector by 2050 requires a combination of solutions where new propulsion and fuel technologies will play a major role.

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