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  1. VIDEO: Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya 2018

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    The first global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Nov. 26 to 28 and is being co-hosted with Canada and Japan. Over 13,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy.

  2. Global, Inclusive Partnerships Essential for the Future Sustainability of our Oceans and Seas

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 24 (IPS) - Lisa Stadelbauer is the High Commissioner-designate of Canada to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda; the Ambassador-designate to Somalia, Burundi; and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. She is a career diplomat with over 25 years in the Canadian Foreign Service.

    Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar global economy supporting hundreds of millions of people and helping drive economic growth in all corners of the world.

  3. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (IPS) - Only 18 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas, but these are increasingly hotbeds of poverty, and climate change is playing a major role in this phenomenon.

  4. Culture, Migration and the Rise of Nationalism

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 23 (IPS) - The recent rise of nationalism in some western countries has been fuelled by an anti-immigration campaign based on the assumed negative influences migrants may have on the host country's "culture". Nationalists seem to conceive culture as a static concept. However, culture is not invariable, it develops and changes over time and as most things created by humans, it is also connected with power. Generally, when people define themselves as "cultured" they assert themselves as superior to others.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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