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  1. The Start of an Important Global Conversation on the Blue Economy

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    OTTAWA, Nov 23 (IPS) - Jonathan Wilkinson is Canada's Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. A Rhodes Scholar, Wilkinson holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University.This November, Canada, along with Kenya and Japan, is proud to host the world's first global conference focused on the world's ocean economy: the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

  2. Expectations High for First Global Blue Economy Conference

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 22 (IPS) - In a matter of days the world's blue economy actors and experts will converge in Nairobi, Kenya for the first ever global conference on sustainable blue economy.

  3. Q&A: How to Transition one of the Fastest-Growing Economies in the World to a Green Growth Model

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    PHNOM PENH, Nov 22 (IPS) - Karolien Casaer-Diez is the new country representative of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for Cambodia. She started her career in Foreign Affairs in Belgium and worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Somalia and Bangladesh. She has been based in Myanmar and Laos for GGGI and was assigned to Cambodia three months ago.Driven by garment exports, tourism and construction, Cambodia has sustained an average growth rate of 7.7 percent between 1995 to 2017, making this Southeast Asian nation the sixth fastest-growing economy in the world.

  4. Women Must be at the Heart of Africa's Blue Economy

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Nov 21 (IPS) - Mahawa Kaba Wheeler is Director for the Women, Gender and Development Directorate, Bureau of the Chairperson, at the African Union CommissionThe blue economy has quite rightly been described as the ‘New Frontier of the African Renaissance'. Its potential for a continent on which almost two thirds of its states have a coastline, whose trade is 90 percent sea-borne and whose lakes constitute the largest proportion of surface freshwater in the world, is enormous.

  5. Inequality undermines democracy

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (IPS) - Economic inequality – involving both income and wealth concentration – has risen in nearly all world regions since the 1980s. Gross economic inequalities moderated for much of the 20th century, especially after World War Two until the 1970s, but has now reached levels never before seen in human history.

  6. Advocating for a Blue Economy Investment Facility

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov 21 (IPS) - I recently connected with Felix Dodds and a colleague of his Chris Tomkins about the development around how the Blue Economy prior to the Kenya Government's international conference (26-28 November) on the subject. Felix is a global sustainable development leader who has worked on sustainable development for more than two decades observing and participating in international development meetings, including the negotiations on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which the Blue Economy is part of and asked for his take on why and how the business and finance community should get behind them.

  7. The Blue Economy for the Blue Planet

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    NEW CALEDONIA, Nov 20 (IPS) - Cameron Diver is the Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC).We live on a "blue planet" where water covers around 75 percent of the Earth's surface. Without water we would simply not survive as a species. As we strive to find pathways to and take action for inclusive sustainable development, we must ensure that our ocean, our seas, rivers, lakes, waterways and wetlands, together with their invaluable biodiversity, are preserved, sustainably used and integrated into development programming.

  8. The Blue Economy – A New Frontier for Small Island Developing States

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    WINDSOR, England, Nov 20 (IPS) - Dr Cyrus Rustomjee, is a senior fellow with Global Economy Programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation; and is managing director of CETAWorld, an independent consulting practice.

    The blue economy—a concept and economic model that balances economic development with equity and environmental protection, and one that uses marine resources to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own—is not a new idea.

  9. Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 (IPS) - Wendell C Balderas is Media and Communications Manager, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding.

  10. ‘Hate Is a Status Symbol. If You’re Not Being Hated You’re Not in the Game’ Says Celebrity Branding Guru Jeetendr Sehdev

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    LONDON, Nov 19 (IPS) - New York Times bestselling author Jeetendr Sehdev believes that chief marketing officers need to start thinking differently about the younger generations they're struggling to engage with.

    Ahead of his keynote, ‘Human 2.0: Sacrifice Everything If You Believe In Something', at The Future of Marketing on November 22, Sehdev chats to The Drum about his book ‘The Kim Kardashian Principle', how the Nike Colin Kaepernick campaign implemented his rules to create their success and why brands should embrace the hate from social media.

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