World in Transition: Governing the Marine Heritage [Welt im Wandel: Menschheitserbe Meer]

Nakicenovic N (2013). World in Transition: Governing the Marine Heritage [Welt im Wandel: Menschheitserbe Meer]. WBGU: Flagship Report 2013. ISBN 978-3-936191-40-0

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Abstract

Despite numerous international treaties and voluntary commitments, the seas are still being massively overfished, polluted and increasingly exploited as the Earth's last resort. In view of the oceans' poor condition the WBGU developed a long-term vision of the conservation and sustainable use of the blue continent: All marine zones with the exception of territorial waters should be declared the common heritage of mankind. In order to move closer to this ultimate goal for ocean governance, the WBGU also makes recommendations for action that link up with ongoing political processes. In this context it examines the example of two focal themes: food (sustainable fisheries and aquaculture) and energy from the sea. The report shows that sustainable stewardship of the oceans is urgently necessary, that the seas can be incorporated into a transformation towards a low-carbon, sustainable society, and that such a transformation can achieve substantial benefits worldwide both for a sustainable energy supply and for food security.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: Flagship Report 2013, WBGU, Berlin, Germany
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 12:19
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10609

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