Valuing the Marine Estate and UK Seas: An Ecosystem Services Framework – Marine Estate Research Report

The Crown Estate is committed to the UK shared principles of Sustainable Development through achieving a sustainable economy, promoting good governance and using sound science responsibly. Economic activities occurring within the marine environment have both positive and negative relationships with sustainable development objectives, i.e. with each other and with social and environmental objectives, but

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Valuing the Marine Estate and UK Seas: Initial Static Baseline Assessment – Marine Estate Research Report

This study provides an initial static assessment of the value of benefits to human welfare provided by ecosystem services in the marine environment. The aim of the assessment is to underpin further development of a more dynamic baseline valuation that projects these initial values into the future and a spatial assessment that will seek

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Blue Bioeconomy: Situation report and perspectives

The aim of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the blue bioeconomy sector in the European Union. By “blue bioeconomy”, it is intended any economic activity associated with the use of renewable aquatic biological resources to make products. Examples of such products include novel foods and food additives, animal feeds, nutraceuticals,

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The Blue Economy

This report highlights the importance of traditional and newly emerging Blue Economy sectors and the issues involved in their effective development in Eastern Africa. It also provides a deeper understanding of their potential, as well as the geopolitical dimensions associated with their access and management, and reviews potential climate-change impacts on the Blue Economy

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The 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy

The European Commission (EC) published the first annual report on the state of the EU blue economy on 27 June 2018. The report shows that the European maritime economy is a driver of economic growth, jobs and innovation. Representing 1.3% of the total European Gross Domestic Product, the maritime economy is a dynamically growing sector with a turnover of €566 billion,

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The Potential of the Blue Economy : Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries

This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries; to identify some of the key challenges its

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Approach for reporting on ecosystem services: Incorporating ecosystem services into an organization’s Topics performance disclosure

In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and consultancy CREM, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has been assessing opportunities to translate emerging thinking around Ecosystem Services into sustainability reporting indicators and approaches that can be used as a starting point by organizations in all sectors. read the

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Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: An analytical framework for mapping and assessment of ecosystem condition in EU

The fifth MAES report has been published. This report makes proposals for measuring the condition of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystem types based on a selection of indicators. A set with specific indicators is available for assessment of ecosystem condition per ecosystem type. A core set with key indicators is available to support an integrated ecosystem assessment

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Standards and the Blue Economy

The SSI Review: Standards and the Blue Economy takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the 9 most prevalent seafood certification schemes operating in the wild catch and aquaculture sectors. The Review provides a reference point for buyers, producers, policy makers and consumers in deciding how best to apply voluntary

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Reviving Melanesia’s Ocean Economy: The Case for Action

Melanesia is a major part of the Pacific and its people have relied on the ocean for millennia. But as human impacts build, locally and globally, can the ocean sustain this growing region? This report finds that Melanesia’s ocean economy is one of the main economic drivers in the region and describes the major

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