Greening The Ocean Economy

A progress report

Authored by: Linwood Pendleton , Megan Jungwiwattanaporn , Yannick Beaudoin , Christian Neumann , Anne Solgaard , Christina Cavaliere , Elaine Baker

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822

10.4324/9780203115398.ch13

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

The way we manage our global ocean economy continues to evolve. While new research clearly shows the importance of ocean ecosystems to people (Barbier et al., 2011), other evidence clearly depicts an ocean in decline (Pandolfi et al., 2003; Pauly et al., 2005; Worm et al., 2006). In response, the United Nations Environment Program along with organizations including UNDESA, UNDP, IMO, FAO, IUCN, GRID-Arendal and World Fish Center have promoted a new effort in relation to marine management and economic development that applies a green economy approach to the Blue World (UNEP et al., 2012). This approach seeks to change economic and industrial behavior to reduce impacts on the marine environment and in turn increase human welfare by carefully balancing the environmental, economic, and social capital that are required to support a sustainable, ecosystem-based approach to marine economic activity.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.