Coastal and marine tourism represents at least 50 percent of total global tourism.1 It constitutes the largest economic sector for most small island developing states and coastal states. Coastal and marine tourism is highly dependent on the quality of ecosystems to attract visitors—and it is extremely vulnerable to threats such as climate change and biodiversity […]
In December 2020, the Ocean Panel launched the ‘Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy: A Vision for Protection, Production and Prosperity’ which included an ambitious goal for coastal and marine tourism, that by 2030 ‘Coastal and ocean-based tourism is sustainable, resilient, addresses climate change, reduces pollution, supports ecosystem regeneration and biodiversity conservation and invests in […]
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda articulates a vision for the world we want. A world that ensures no one is left behind, where everyone has access to nutritious food, renewable energy, clean air and water, opportunities for an education and decent work. Approximately 40% of the world’s population live adjacent to the ocean and are […]
Expert Group member Elva Escobar discusses how saving the oceans is advancing the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting climate change in this op-ed published in Causa Natura, featuring insights from the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
The Indonesia Water Portal features the Special Report ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Blue Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis’.
Kyodo News covers the launch of the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda.
Advisory Network co-chair Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever discusses the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda in this op-ed published on Hindustan Times.
Responding to the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) publishes a new report which sets out how governments and industry can work together to unlock the global potential of offshore wind.
To support the launch of the Ocean Panel’s new ocean action agenda, Blue Paper author John Kurien discusses the ocean’s role in “building forward better” in this op-ed published in Scroll.in.
Leaders of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal commit to sustainably manage nearly 30 million sq km of their national waters by 2025. Leaders put a healthy ocean at the top of the global policy agenda to accelerate economic recovery. LONDON (December 2, 2020)—The […]