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School of Ecology participants caution against the Blue Economy

Blue Economy

The eight School of Ecology session of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) held from September 10 to 11, 2020, with the theme “Blue Economy Blues”. The session interrogated the top-down Blue Economy concept, drew attention to the red flags tied to it and proposed as an alternate route: a people-to-policy approach in relating with aquatic resources. Blue and Green Economy ...

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Red Flags on the Blue Economy, by Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, in his welcome words at the organisation’s School of Ecology Session on Blue Economy Blues on Thursday, September 10, 2020, fears that the Blue Economy portends great danger for Africa Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) We often hear that sustainable development stands on three legs of social ...

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What sustainability means for actors from local, international levels

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the United Nations in 2015 and are due in 2030. They express a global vision for a just, prosperous and sustainable world. But a significant challenge has been the lack of clear pathways for the goals to be expressed in meaningful ways at local levels, to stimulate change from the bottom-up. Sustainable ...

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Africa Day of Seas and Oceans: Liberia celebrates sustainable blue economy policy


All roads lead to Monrovia, the Liberian capital city, from Thursday, September 14 to Friday, September 15, 2017 when the Abidjan Convention of the United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anyaa Vohiri (Executive Director, EPA), and Liberia Maritime Authority host stakeholders in the nation’s maritime domain to a two-day symposium. The forum, which has “Encouraging Solutions to Marine ...

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$177m earmarked for Nigeria under $3.5b Africa ocean economies initiative


Africa is once again at the centre of global focus, thanks to an initiative aimed at ensuring that its marine economies are climate-resilient. In the face of a changing global climate, Africa and its coastal communities that rely on the oceans for their food security and livelihoods are considered particularly vulnerable. But succour may just be around the corner, going ...

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Cape Verde outlaws plastic bags, Congo launches ‘Blue Fund’


The marketing and use of conventional plastic bags in Cape Verde are now banned by a law that came into effect on Sunday, January 1, 2017. This is the culmination of a battle waged by the Association for Environmental Defense and Development (ADAD) within the framework of a programme named “Cabo Verde sans pratiques” (Cape Verde without Plastic) in partnership withMAVA and PRCM. The ...

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Where the Green meets the Blue Economy

Blue Economy

The idea of sustainable development has formed the basis of the Green Economy, which looks outward from land to the ocean space as a limitless horizon with unending resources. The Blue Economy, on the other hand, views a sustainable ocean economy as an integral part of the Green Economy. Alison Borgess, founder of the International Ocean Institute, sums up this ...

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