Reviving Melanesia's Ocean Economy: The Case for Action

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December 13, 2019 - 9:35pm
Type: Report
Year of publication: 2016
Authors: Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Tyrone Ridgway
Publishing institution: WWF International
City: Gland, Switzerland
Pages: 64 pp.
ISBN: 978-2-940529-43-8

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 role the ocean plays in providing food, livelihoods and well-being. As multiple pressures combine to threaten the ocean assets that deliver so much for the region, the report outlines clear steps for Melanesia to urgently translate commitments into scaled-up action to achieve a sustainable and inclusive blue economy and a healthy future.

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