New Book Examines Outlook for Sustainable Oceans and Coastal Economies Amid Rising Threats

ADBI News Release | 27 July 2022

A new ADBI Press book describes Asia and the Pacific’s prospects for mitigating a growing wave of threats to healthy oceans and ensuring the “blue economy” vital to the livelihoods and wellbeing of billions of people in the region and globally.  

Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Toward Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance details evidence-based approaches for promoting sustainable ocean and coastal development and management in the face of climate change, marine pollution, overfishing, and coastal overdevelopment.

Coedited by ADBI’s Peter J. Morgan, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Michael C. Huang and Atsushi Watanabe, and University of Wollongong’s Michelle Voyer and Dominique Benzaken, the book discusses governance, planning, sectoral management, and risk management imperatives for ocean sustainability.

These include innovative ocean financing schemes and strategies for addressing the impacts of climate change and unsustainable practices on communities and sectors reliant upon ocean and coastal ecosystems, particularly in high-risk small island nations and other developing coastal economies.

Blue Economy and Blue Finance: Toward Sustainable Development and Ocean Governance offers timely insights for policy makers, scholars, and others seeking to better understand Asia and the Pacific’s ocean sustainability challenges and opportunities.