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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Here are some of the most exciting green Technology Pioneers of 2021

Sean Fleming, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

The 2021 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers list has been announced, featuring a diverse and inclusive line-up.

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Ocean Resilience and the Blue Economy

Peter Neill, World Ocean Observatory

Some observers estimate that over 40 percent of marine ecosystems — coral reefs, mangrove forests, rocky shorelines, and seagrass beds — have been severely impacted due to such land-based activities aggravated by relentless, illegal fishing.

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Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

Russell Thomas, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution

There is now so much ocean plastic that it has become a route for invasive species, threatening native animals with extinction

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This is how to speed up ocean-climate ambition towards COP26

Sanda Ojiambo, World Economic Forum

Leading up to COP26, bold government policies and private sector leadership must reinforce each other to step up climate action.

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Leading investors urge governments to end support for fossil fuels

Jasper Jolly, The Guardian Energy Solutions

Group controlling $41tn in assets sign joint statement calling on world leaders to bolster net zero targets.

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Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Restoring nature boosts biodiversity and ecosystems that can rapidly and cheaply absorb carbon emissions.

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Our future depends on the health of the ocean

Margaret Leinen, The Hill

Far too few people realize that the futures they expect to have actually depend on the health of the ocean.

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This Maine fishery makes the eel trade more sustainable

Climate & Capital Media Team Fisheries & Aquaculture

The global eel trade is inhumane, corrupt and an environmental disaster. Maine-based American Unagi gives chefs a carbon-free, local eel option.

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TransOceanic Wind Transport harnesses the air for low-carbon shipping

Climate & Capital Media Team Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A blend of ancient and cutting-edge, TransOceanic Wind Transport uses wind-powered vessels to meet modern shipping needs.

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Data-driven, LED-powered smart fishing could help save ocean ecosystems

Climate & Capital Media Team Fisheries & Aquaculture

SafetyNet’s LED-powered Pisces system attracts target catch whilst repelling others, cutting down on millions of tons of wasted bycatch.

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This architecture firm makes houses from plastic in the seas

Climate & Capital Media Team Plastics & Pollution

SPARK Architects makes their signature beach huts using plastic waste collected from Singapore’s shoreline.

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The robot fish making seafood more sustainable

Climate & Capital Media Team Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaai’s mechanized surveillance swimmers are helping fish farms be more efficient and clean.

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We cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean

Josep Lluís Pelegrí Llopart, The Conversation

Under the slogan “The science we need for the ocean we want,” the Decade of Ocean Science is based on the premise that ocean science should drive the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Five Things to Know about Blue Bonds

Samtani, M et al., IDB Invest

IDB Invest has partnered with the UN Global Compact to understand blue market opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). We present five key takeaways from our reference paper.

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ECOsubsea scrubs ship slime to save the seas

Climate & Capital Media Team Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

ECOsubsea cleans the "bio-fouling," i.e. accumulated sea slime on hulls, that makes ships less efficient and threatens ocean ecosystems.

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How finance is catching the blue wave

Carolin Leeshaa, KPMG Australia

Natural capital is a new finance context for the ocean and the blue economy.

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The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster

Ari Shapiro, NPR Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Its cargo is the concern: The ship was carrying dangerous chemicals, including 25 tons of nitric acid and 350 tons of fuel oil.

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The next big thing in plant-food? Sustainable seaweed.

Jyotika Bindra, Climate & Capital Media Fisheries & Aquaculture

Cascadia Seaweed believes its cornucopia of kelp could change the plant-based food world.

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Here Are Three Sustainable Seafood Brands to Know for World Oceans Day

Tiffany Duong, EcoWatch Fisheries & Aquaculture

If you love seafood but the documentary "Seaspiracy" and seafood fraud have you worried, there may be a solution: seafood that is actually sustainable.

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How the shipping sector is decarbonising

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

The World Ocean Summit explored the roadblocks and opportunities—from innovation and technology to financing and collaboration.

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