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Green economy in a blue world: synthesis report


  • UNEP
  • FAO
  • IMO
  • UNDP
  • IUCN
  • WorldFish Center
  • GRID-Arendal


The Green Economy in a Blue World report analyzes how key sectors that are interlinked with the marine and coastal environment (the blue world) can make the transition towards a Green Economy. The report covers the impacts and opportunities linked with shipping and fisheries to tourism, marine-based renewable energies and agriculture. The findings underline that a shift to sustainability in terms of improved human wellbeing and social equity can lead to healthier and more economically productive oceans that can simultaneously benefit coastal communities and ocean-linked industries.

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  • UNEP & FAO & IMO & UNDP & IUCN & WorldFish Center & GRID-Arendal, 2012. "Green economy in a blue world: synthesis report," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 39611.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:39611

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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