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World oceans, a cornucopia of goods and services

Throughout the course of history, humans have been drawn to coastal areas to enjoy the bounty of the sea. As much as 40% of the world’s population now lives within 100 kilometres of the shoreline (Martínez, et al., 2007) and this population continues to grow – increasing our reliance and impact on the ocean and coast. Two thirds of the world’s megacities are on the coast.

Year: 2013

From collection: Green Economy in a Blue World - Full Report

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: Blue carbon energy International Trade World

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