Tundi’s Take: Is blue growth taking us where we want to go?
This article appeared in the October 2016 edition of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM):
By Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor, MEAM
Blue growth – the strategy to promote economic and employment growth from the oceans, seas and coasts – is alluring. But are we really ready for where that growth could take us?
One direction we could be headed is a future where ocean values are recognized and preserved for the widest array of beneficiaries possible – both human and non-human. But blue growth’s emphasis on economic values may instead be spurring a gold rush mentality that threatens the very ecosystems that provide the goods and services on which it depends….