Blue economy and blue finance: toward sustainable development and ocean governance
Billions of people in Asia and the Pacific depend on healthy oceans for their livelihoods, food security, health, and recreation. However, the impacts of climate change, marine pollution, overfishing, and unsustainable coastal development are increasingly threatening these ecosystems, jeopardizing the region’s small island nations and other developing coastal economies. Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Toward Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance provides evidence-based approaches for promoting sustainable ocean and coastal development and management in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses governance, planning, sectoral management, and risk management imperatives. This includes innovative ocean financing schemes and strategies for mitigating the effects of climate change and unsustainable practices on ocean and coastal ecosystem-reliant communities and sectors. The book offers timely insights for policy makers and scholars seeking to better understand the region’s ocean sustainability challenges and opportunities.