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Blue Economy & Society

One Ocean Hub, University of Cape Coast

One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • Conflict,
  • sustainable development,
  • blue economy,
  • Blue Justice,
  • advocacy
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  • English
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This post discusses the concept of a blue economy being interpreted differently across countries.

This post highlights that some countries view blue economies as a means to expand and intensify extractive activities, while others develop them with a focus on ethics and sustainability for future generations. However, the global progression of blue economies presents various challenges, such as the need to move away from profit-driven governance models, address the lack of coordination across different sectors, and ensure equitable participation of historically marginalized groups. This research aims to understand the development of blue economies in relation to global sustainability and human rights commitments, as well as to identify strategies for representative participation in governance. By examining the diverse connections and values of the ocean, including cultural significance, this post demonstrates the benefits of sustainable and just blue economy models and guide their implementation.