This webinar convenes world class experts to introduce new research examining the role of equity in securing a sustainable ocean economy – one that puts people at the center.
This paper analyses the costs to Pacific countries of illegal trade in marine resources by looking at the loss in gross revenues from unreported catch, the impact across the fish value chain (economic impact), the loss to household incomes (income impact), and the loss in tax revenues (tax impact).
Join us for a presentation of the report, The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: 5 Opportunities for Action, which will show that the ocean and coastal regions can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world's carbon footprint and limiting global temperature rise than previously realized.
Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It could deliver up to a fifth (21%, or 11 GtCO2e) of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Statement by Andrew Steer, WRI President & CEO, following the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit where 66 countries indicated their intention to enhance the ambition of their climate plans by 2020.
A new analysis reveals that the ocean is not just a victim of climate change, it is also a powerful source of solutions. Given political will, appropriate policy and investment in technology, the ocean could be a new ally in the fight.
The international ocean community is converging at the UN headquarters August 19-30 for yet another round of negotiations on the treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing undermines our ability to manage fish stocks sustainably.
Plastic pollution and dying coral reefs may dominate the news, but beneath the surface, ocean conservation is making headway. Examples from Indonesia, Norway, Africa and more reveal signs of progress.
Despite a surge of regulation, single-use plastics continue to make their way into the environment. Here are five reasons why.
As part of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit, this panel will bring together governments, research institutions, civil society and the UN to explore the urgent need to protect, produce and prosper from the ocean in the face of a changing climate. It will explore opportunities to build resilience, harness innovation and ensure future livelihoods, food security and economic development.
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer reflects on the Our Ocean conference's location in Indonesia this week—its unique relationship to the ocean, and how that ocean connects us all.
A group of world leaders came together in New York City to form a panel that will assess the value of Ocean goods and services in economic planning and support the sustainable use of Ocean resources.
At worst, plastic bans can create unintended environmental problems. At best, they ignore the systemic issues creating waste in the first place.
There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the course the oceans are on, but Peter Thomson, U.N. Special Envoy for the Ocean, is optimistic. He joins WRI's Lawrence MacDonald and Kristian Teleki to discuss why a 2017 conference marked a sea change.
The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion to the global economy every year. But there's another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.
The World Resources Institute is pleased and honored that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has become the Patron of the Institute.
Toxic air pollution. Plastic-filled oceans. Sucking carbon from the skies. These are just a few of the stories that will shape 2018's legacy.
Tourists want to see the most pristine environments—and 95 percent of them would pay fees to keep them that way.
Governments, businesses, development agencies, and NGOs are increasingly turning to economic valuation as a way to protect coral reefs and mangroves. This process makes the economic case for protection and sustainable use of natural resources by showing the monetary, employment, and infrastructure benefits ecosystems provide—metrics that are easily understood by decision-makers.
But not all economic valuations are created equal. WRI's new guidebook shows how NGOs and other stakeholders can conduct economic valuations in ways that lead to real change on the ground.