“Across the globe, countries are increasingly looking seaward in search of new economic opportunities, including oil, gas, and mineral extraction from the sea floor, renewable energy development, and biotechnology. The push to expand this so-called “blue economy” comes at a time when the ecological health of the oceans is seriously degraded. Last year, the Economist’s World Ocean Summit concluded with a resounding consensus that more needs to be done to protect and restore the world’s seas, especially the high seas. Will blue growth help or harm efforts to achieve a healthier ocean ecosystem?”
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Fonte: The Economist – 17 de março de 2015