Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Plastic pollution: These are the top emitters of microplastics in our oceans

Martin Armstrong, Statista Plastics & Pollution

This statista article by The World Economic Forum explores the top emitters of microplastics in our oceans.

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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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Seaweed pioneers sign deal to tackle dairy emissions

The Fish Site Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue Ocean Barns has contracted Blue Evolution for a project to commercialise large-scale farming of Asparagopsis taxiformis for their seaweed-based cattle feed supplement, Brominata.

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Bluu claims "Europe's first market-ready" cell-cultured seafood

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Bluu Seafood, the lab-cultivated seafood startup, claims to be the first company in Europe to have produced market‐ready products made from cultivated fish cells.

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The blue economy is a historic opportunity. Here's how we seize it

Vedant Kulkarni, World Economic Forum

The sustainable blue economy offers lucrative ROIs and a promising future while centering Indigenous and local communities.

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Wetlands Restoration Boosted Greenhouse Gas Captured by San Francisco Bay Estuary

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Study supports states’ efforts to include ‘blue carbon’ in climate change response.

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The blue economy is worth $2.5 trillion a year. But what is it?

Anna Wellenstein & Genevieve Connors, World Economic Forum

The blue economy is built around coastal and marine resources, and creates millions of jobs worldwide.

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How the blue economy will shape the future of Canada's oceans—and its coastal communities

A.M. Cisneros-Montemayor et al., The Conversation

The words "blue economy" will soon shape the future of Canada's oceans, from the fiords and straits of British Columbia to the rugged coastlines of the Atlantic to the vast seascapes of the Arctic.

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The wave power generator experts say 'proves ocean energy can work' is already powering Australian homes

Jessica Moran, ABC News Energy Solutions

For the first time in Australia's history, a wave energy converter trial has successfully generated energy from the chaotic and wild ocean waves to power homes.

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Ocean plastic pollution: investing for social and financial returns

Ellen Martin, World Ocean Initiative Plastics & Pollution

A guest blog by World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific speaker Ellen Martin, chief impact officer at Circulate Capital.

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United Nations Lays Groundwork to Protect Two-Thirds of Ocean

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Delegates edge closer to finalizing treaty to safeguard biodiversity in international waters.

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So much plastic pours into the sea every year that species are now endemic to it.

Chris Michael, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution

A new Guardian series looks at where it comes from, the harm it does and what can be done about it.

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The bright spots in a complicated ESG framework

Humzah Yazdani, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

Is ESG a distraction from climate change?

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A pilot project in the North Sea will develop floating solar panels that glide over waves ‘like a carpet’

Anmar Frangoul, CNBC Energy Solutions

RWE describes “integration of offshore floating solar into an offshore wind farm” as “a more efficient use of ocean space for energy generation.”

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New study suggests seafood retailers can protect biodiversity and profitability

Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

An increase in seafood sustainability matched with greater supply chain disclosure could improve the health of world's oceans while boosting the profitability of major retailers.

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6 Reasons for Restoring and Protecting Mangroves

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Coastal forests support wildlife, protect people, and help fight climate change.

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Turning the Tide on Ocean Plastics by Using Waste as a Resource

Hal Partenheimer, Plastics Today Plastics & Pollution

Recycling ocean plastics and converting the waste into new products is still in its infancy, but organizations, startups, and established companies around the world are starting to make waves.

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Biden Administration targets funding for salmon recovery and restoration in U.S. West

NOAA Fisheries Fisheries & Aquaculture

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments will enhance critical recovery efforts.

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Valuing Nature Through Lens of Economic Growth and Profit Puts It at Risk, Assessment Finds

Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch

Is market-based decision-making compatible with a sustainable relationship between people and nature?

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California lawmakers are ready to decarbonize the shipping industry. The technology isn’t there yet.

Joseph Winters, Grist Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Experts say getting to net-zero will require more research and government support.

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