Enabling (or bracing for) the Blue Economy: Equity, sustainability, and growth for the marine industrial revolution

Fri, September 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH LABORATORY (AERL). Enabling (or bracing for) the Blue Economy:
Equity, sustainability, and growth for the marine industrial revolution

The Blue Economy is a promising framework for ocean-based sustainable development, a kind of marine industrial revolution that is already underway. However, interested nations and financiers must carefully consider if there is sufficient 1) natural potential and 2) governance capacity to achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth. If this can’t be assured, potential negative outcomes include further environmental degradation, poor returns on investments, increased social and economic inequality, and, ultimately, a higher risk of human conflicts. A socially equitable and environmentally sustainable marine industrial revolution is possible, but must be carefully implemented to avoid the mistakes and sometimes egregious outcomes of the past.

Speaker: Dr. Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor
Program Manager & Research Associate, Nereus Program, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC

Dr. Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor is a Program Manager and Research Associate with the Nereus Program at the University of British Columbia, and specializes in applied resource economics. Linking field and theoretic work, he has studied the economics of ecotourism, competing fishing sectors, alternative management strategies and ecosystem approaches to policy, and Indigenous fisheries, in developing and developed regions including Belize, Canada, Central America, East Asia, Mexico, Patagonia, the USA and West Africa.

Location: AERL 120 (Theatre)
2202 Main Mall, UBC

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IOF Seminar Series: Invited speakers present the latest research in a wide range of disciplines related to freshwater systems, the oceans and fisheries. These seminars draw a diverse audience, leading to thought-provoking discussions and a sharing of new ideas and perspectives.