Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN)
The network’s goal is to advance the blue forest approach in addressing climate change and meeting the SDGs
What if someone told you that you could use seaweed as an ingredient in your bread, drink water from a seaweed-membrane bottle, and use dead seagrass as a primary raw material for your mobile phone case or your sunglasses?
Covering more than two-thirds of the planet, the ocean is fundamental to human well-being. Marine plants that thrive in our coasts and seas, such mangrove and kelp forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows, provide a plethora of goods and benefits both to the environment and people. Estimates of the ocean’s contribution to the world economy range from US$1.5 trillion to US$3 trillion a year, about 5 % of all economic activity in the world. Driven by a growing global population and the need for new sources of growth, the ocean is becoming more and more an economic frontier and a dynamic three-dimensional environment where resources are rich and varied. This has given rise to a new concept or framework for action to reduce the risks: the transition of the current ocean economy to a “blue economy” with “blue growth.”
Please find out more at nbfn.no
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