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The Ocean and Us
The Ocean and Us
How healthy marine and coastal ecosystems support the achievment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/the-ocean-and-us
Human well-being and the four capitals
Economic, social, human and natural capital are all inter-linked and are constantly changing. All four types of capital contribute directly to human well-being. Economic and social capital are seen most commonly through ...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Linking indicators for policy guidance
Drawing from available data, the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP; www.bipindicators.net) used the pressure-state-benefit-response framework to identify a series of indicators that measure progress against the Ai...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Blue Carbon
In terms of providing protection from extreme events, coral reefs, seagrasses, mangroves and dunes, can also, in certain circumstances, provide protection against storm surges byforming barriers along coastlines. Suc...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Number of people who may receive risk reduction benefits from reefs by country
Coastal communities across the globe are increasingly at risk from storms and flooding as a side effect of climate change paired with rapid human-led coastal development. Nature- based solutions like coral reefs offer a ...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Natural and Social Capital can be mutually supportive
In addition to bringing together conservation and development objectives, the ecosystem services perspective has the potential to create a link between human activities as they benefit from, or impact on, marine and coas...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Marine genetic diversity and human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems help ensuring healthy lives by providing high-value protein and essential micronutrients, minerals and fatty acids to people’s diets, often at very significant levels.
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Marine fisheries employment 2011, by region
Fisheries depend exclusively on marine ecosystem services through food provision as well as habitat and water purification functions. As well, these fisheries support around 260 million jobs worldwide, both directly in f...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Our closeness to the ocean
The ocean produces half the oxygen we breathe, and absorbs 30 per cent of the anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and approximately 93 per cent of the added heat arising from human-driven changes to the atmosphere ...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
The relationship between the four capitals
Achieving sustainable development requires more than an awareness or a measurement of natural capital. We must take action to maintain and enhance the value of all four types of capital upon which people depend: natural ...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Healthy oceans support a range of sustainable development goals
The ocean, together with the ecosystems, habitats and species therein, provides benefits to humans in numerous and diverse ways, and this is reflected in many aspects of humanity’s religions and traditions, stretching ba...
26 Aug 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar