Green Economy in a Blue World
A worldwide transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy will not be possible unless the seas and oceans are a key part of these urgently needed transformations.
The report covers the impacts and opportunities linked with shipping and fisheries to tourism, marine-based renewable energies and agriculture. The findings underline that a shift to sustainability in terms of improved human wellbeing and social equity can lead to healthier and more economically productive oceans that can simultaneously benefit coastal communities and ocean-linked industries. Many countries are already acting to chart a fresh future for their seas and oceans and adopting the kinds of smart public policies needed to unlock the investments and creative strategies necessary.
Year of publication: 2012