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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Foster + Partners to create ring-shaped hotel on stilts in Saudi Arabia

Tom Ravenscroft, Dezeen Tourism

Foster + Partners aimed to design the hotel with a "light touch, non-damaging approach".

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Presentation of the results: “Economic Valuation of the Ecosystem Services of the Mesoamerican Reef System”

The Ocean Foundation Tourism

On January 19, 2021, The Ocean Foundation in partnership with Metroeconomica and World Resources Institute of Mexico (WRI) hosted a workshop to present the results of their study “Economic Valuation of the Ecosystem Services of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System”.

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4 Ocean-based Solutions to Advance Climate Action Through NDCs

Eliza Northrop and Mario Finch, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Here are four areas that offer opportunities for ocean-based climate action in NDCs.

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Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria’s new carbon neutral plan

Lorna Parkes, The Guardian Energy Solutions Tourism

Ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county, by 2037, looks to reduce the impact of visitors, especially in the Lakes.

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Setting The Pace In Regenerative Tourism

Jeremy Swinfen-Green, Business Reporter Tourism

Tourism is an important part of the world’s economy and supports more than 300 million jobs, but it is often blamed for harming the environment and impacting local communities. It doesn’t have to be like that.

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Help UK seas recover to deliver £50bn in benefits, report urges

Emily Beament, Yahoo! Finance Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Restoring the UK’s seas from their damaged state could give a £50 billion boost to the economy, create thousands of new jobs and help the climate crisis, a report says.

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More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth's land and oceans

Patrick Greenfield and Fiona Harvey, The Guardian Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.

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Why the finance sector needs to catch the blue wave

Eric Usher, World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Eric Usher, head of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), calls for a transformational shift in private finance to regenerate ocean health.

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How to foster talent for a sustainable ocean economy

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

A recent webinar discussed solutions that businesses, academic institutions and governments can implement to equip people with the skills they will need to enjoy thriving careers in marine industries in the future.

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Ocean Changemakers Challenge: The next wave of innovators

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The Ocean Changemakers Challenge aims to showcase innovators working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. It is aimed at early-career researchers or professionals. Entries will close at 11.59 PM (GMT) on February 5th 2021.

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Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy

Jane Lubchenco et al., Nature Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.

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4 Opportunities to Shore Up the World's Coastal Ecosystems and Communities

Liz Hollaway, Ghislaine Llewellyn and Andy Steven, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

More than 3 billion people live near the ocean, affecting coastal resilience and climate change adaptation.

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Why science and innovation are crucial for a blue recovery

WORLD OCEAN INITIATIVE Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The latest World Ocean Initiative webinar highlights recent developments in promoting ocean science, developing technological innovations and boosting financing instruments.

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Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way

UN News Tourism

Tourism is much more than visiting cultural landmarks or swimming in tropical beaches; it is “one of the world’s most important economic sectors”, the UN chief said.

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Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds

Brad Plumer Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Tourism

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.

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Why a sustainable blue recovery is needed

Dona Bertarelli & Mukhisa Kituyi Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD’s new special adviser for the blue economy, outline what the blue recovery agenda should include. Developing countries in particular can benefit.

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Building a business in coral-reef restoration

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Tourism

In the second of our Q&As with the three winners of the Women and the ocean: Changemakers challenge, we speak to Olga Lucía Caro Jácome, chief executive and co-founder of ProcoReef, about coral-reef restoration.

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Marine economy in 2018 grew faster than U.S. overall

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Tourism

American ‘blue economy’ worth nearly $373 billion

 

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The blue economy – riding a wave of optimism?

Maram Ahmed Tourism

Coastal tourism and maritime transport have important roles to play in the diversification efforts of regional economies

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Tourism is damaging the ocean. Here’s what we can do to protect it

Jemi Laclé Tourism

What does the big blue mean to you? Is it a holiday destination, a source of income, as for the 60 million people working in the marine fishing industry, a vital protein source of 151 million tonnes for human consumption, or a home to millions of species? The ocean has a different meaning for everyone, but for all of us, it is a source of life.

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