Sustainability and the Blue Economy

Building a world that is truly sustainable

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The green economy will not succeed without the blue economy: the ocean is a redeeming source of renewable protein, energy, fresh water, and biodiversity with unimagined implication for the future of human survival.

Sustainability is the principle we hear most often in discussions of how to deal progressively with the social and economic challenges resulting from the world’s radical population growth, global economy, and voracious appetite for nonrenewable natural resources to meet those needs over time. The most common usage derives from the 1987 United nations Brutland Commission Report entitled “Our Common Future” that defined sustainable development as that “which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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Dedicated to sharing information about ocean issues: climate to trade, culture to governance. The sea connects all things. Online at WorldOceanObservatory.org.

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Fresh ideas, new solutions, serious, provocative, and imaginative conversations about the future of the ocean. An active forum of unexpected ideas, opinion, ideas, proposals for change in ocean policy and action worldwide.

World Ocean Observatory

Written by

Dedicated to sharing information about ocean issues: climate to trade, culture to governance. The sea connects all things. Online at WorldOceanObservatory.org.

World Ocean Forum

Fresh ideas, new solutions, serious, provocative, and imaginative conversations about the future of the ocean. An active forum of unexpected ideas, opinion, ideas, proposals for change in ocean policy and action worldwide.

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