A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy proposes a roadmap for economic recovery from COVID-19 that utilizes opportunities in the ocean economy and ensures investments help catalyze progress towards a sustainable ocean economy.
The global ocean delivers an estimated $2.8 trillion in annual ecosystem services, but that's not all it does. The COVID-19 crisis shows the ocean's importance as part of nature's role in human well-being.
Blue Paper authors and other stakeholders discuss how to ensure that a plurality of ‘ocean values’ are represented in processes of planning and implementing a sustainable ocean economy.
Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. It occurs globally throughout the entire fisheries value chain, and its harmful effects take a massive toll on human populations worldwide. Effectively tackling organized crime in fisheries will help foster a sustainable ocean economy which, in turn, will benefit communities reliant on the ocean and its resources.
Leading experts discuss organised crime in the fisheries sector and provide practical recommendations on how to address this to achieve a sustainable ocean economy.
Ocean accounts operate as a sustainable development scorecard, capturing the long-term health and wealth of a country’s ocean economy.
New analysis commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy shows that every $1 invested in sustainable ocean solutions yields at least $5 in return. A sustainable ocean economy can help the world build back better in the wake of COVID-19, improve ocean health and benefit the more than 3 billion people who rely on the ocean.
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.