Seminar - The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea


Seminar - The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea
09 December 2022
16:00 - 17:30 hrs. XXIV
Palais des Nations and Virtual

As human beings multiply their numbers and economic activities, they press ever harder on planetary boundaries. The most important boundaries are set by resources on which all depend: the atmosphere and the oceans. These are the ultimate commons.

In his new book, The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea, economist Guy Standing looks at the exploitation of the oceans by overfishing, mining, waste and rising temperatures and offers radical ideas for creating new forms of common property to safeguard our oceans. UNCTAD has also begun to explore ways that the resources of the oceans can be mobilised by developing countries in a more equitable and sustainable manner.

Join a seminar to look at the policy challenges around managing the oceans, and the role of multilateral institutions ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Montreal this month.

Programme

  • Introductory remarks: Paul Ladd, Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
     
  • Presentation: Guy Standing, author and Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London 

Discussants:

  • Sofía Boza, Ambassador of Chile to the World Trade Organisation
     
  • Gothami Silva, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the World Trade Organisation 

Closing remarks:

  • Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Globalization and Development Strategies Division, UNCTAD

 

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