Partnerships at all levels will allow us to unlock the potential of blue carbon ecosystems to benefit people, biodiversity, and the planet.

Restoring coastal ecosystems could result in a return of $11.8 billion in carbon finance by 2040. While private sector actors increasingly demand carbon credit investments, the blue carbon credit supply is still lacking. The World Economic Forum launched the Blue Carbon Action Partnership to support national ambitions and drive theContinue Reading

Century of blue economy and Massive blue potential of Pakistan

Take a trip to the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and you will see the frontier of Indian capitalism. There, you will find several solar factories that are powered by the sun. They are located on a 550-acre site. According to reports, Tata is currently making components for Apple’sContinue Reading

Regulating FinTechs

Maximising the Benefits of India’s Blue Economy For Prelims: Sagar Mala Project, Sustainable development, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Overfishing, Indian Ocean Dipole, Palk Bay , Deep Ocean Mission, India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development, Sagarmala Project, O-SMART, Integrated Coastal Zone Management,Continue Reading

Central Coast Blue, a study in environmental justice

December 30, 2022 Jeff Edwards OPINION by JEFF EDWARDS The City of Pismo Beach is a regional hegemon, wealthy, well connected and used to getting its way. The city has been the lead on Central Coast Blue, a nearly $100 million proposal to treat its own sewage and inject betweenContinue Reading

Indonesia's 'blue carbon credits' are crucial for global climate mitigation. Here's how to help them flourish

Credit: Basri Marzuki/Antara Indonesia’s mangroves and seagrass are one of the key to global climate mitigation efforts, as they store around 17% of the world’s “blue carbon”. “Blue carbon” refers to marine and coastal ecosystems that absorb carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the ocean and its sediment.Continue Reading

Can "Blue Zones" be a solution to environmental injustice?

HOPEWELL, Va.—After decades of treating patients with chronic diseases, cardiologist Dr. Cliff Morris realized that to truly make a difference in the community he served, he had to go beyond the doctor’s office. Dr. Morris works in Hopewell, a small industrial city in central Virginia where the Appomattox and JamesContinue Reading

USM’s Gulf BlueSM initiative and Gulf Blue Navigator Program Enjoy Successful First Year

Tue, 10/25/2022 – 15:30pm Six blue technology startups target improving ocean health, securing critical infrastructure and increasing coastal resilience all while driving economic growth in the ‘new’ blue economy. – The University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation and SeaAhead, with the support of partners including Jackson State University, has selectedContinue Reading

Five Takeaways from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Riding the wave of ocean investment by Small Island-Big Ocean States This article forms part of DLA Piper’s Sustainable Finance Series: a series of publications and insights on green and sustainable finance and the developments in this sector. Introduction Our oceans and seas cover 70 per cent of our planetContinue Reading