Leading experts discuss the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks.
Rapidly transitioning to a clean energy system is essential. Using deep-seabed mining to get there doesn’t have to be.
The ocean is often thought of as a victim, but building a sustainable ocean economy could allow for the ocean to become a solution. The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which involves 14 world leaders, is working to achieve this new vision for the ocean.
Leading experts discuss how ocean-based renewable energy could play a central role in the rapid decarbonisation of the energy system and which actions will enable this to be done without damaging deep ocean habitats or realising a sustainable ocean economy.
As part of London Climate Action Week 2020 (LCAW2020), this event will look at role that ocean-based climate action can play in delivering the environmental, social, health and financial benefits we need to see as humanity emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Key experts and leaders from the Ocean Panel will reflect on the road ahead for building a sustainable ocean economy and share key insights from the latest Blue Paper “The ocean transition: what to learn from systems transitions”.
Tackling the causes ocean pollution can have compounding effects. These seven solutions detail how to reduce plastic waste and other ocean pollution.
Like many sectors, COVID-19 has disrupted the "blue economy." Though left out of many recovery conversations, there is abundant potential to build back a stronger, more resilient ocean economy that will benefit the millions of people who rely on it.
The global ocean is a busy, fragmented place that contributes $1.5 trillion in added economic value. Business as usual will not deliver the long-term ocean health and wealth we need. What's required is a balance between production and protection, people and ocean and an improved response to the needs of all ocean users.
WRI is holding a press call for the media on Friday, May 22, with authors of a new blue paper commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, to preview the findings and hear about bold new integrated solutions to address the flow of all types of pollution into the ocean.
Leading experts discuss leveraging multi-target strategies to address plastic pollution in the context of an already stressed Ocean.
Leading experts address how an Integrated Ocean Management approach offers the tools to enable a more balanced approach to the use and conservation of ocean resources.
Marine organisms and their genes are rich sources of antiviral compounds. But the ocean genome is at risk, and only some have access to its benefits.
Leading experts discuss new analysis exploring the current understanding of the ocean’s genetic diversity and what’s needed to ensure the ocean genome remains a pillar of the sustainable ocean economy.
Jane Lubchenco is one of the world's foremost ocean ecologists. Formerly the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she is now a co-chair of the expert group for the High Level Panel for the Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) accounts for nearly 20% of the world's fish catch. A "trusted traveller" border control-like system for the seas could help curb illicit fishing.
In this era of upheaval in the ocean, driven by climate change and other stressors, technological innovations offer a flood of new data and new capabilities for translating it into actionable information.
2020 will inevitably be a turning point for the environment. Key decisions on climate change, the ocean and biodiversity will determine if it is a turning point for the better or for the worse.
Climate scientists recently found that extreme heat is leading to more pre-term births, warming waters in New England are linked to a decline in fishermen, and unprecedented changes in the Arctic show the region is changing more quickly than anticipated. This post summarizes these and other studies published in December 2019.
Please join us on for the U.S. launch of two new “Blue Papers” about the ocean’s relationship with humanity.