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From marine economy to blue economy in New Zealand

Associate Professor Nick Lewis, from the University of Auckland School of Environment, will explore how the term “blue economy’ is being interpreted to identify and promote novel and sustainable initiatives in New Zealand’s oceans and along its coasts as part of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.  

Nick's  talk  "From Marine Economy to Blue Economy in New Zealand" examines aspirations to build a ‘blue economy’ in New Zealand. The term ‘blue economy’ was coined to direct attention to the application of green technologies to economic activities in the oceans and on the coasts of Europe. It has since been appropriated by the OECD, the EU and other national and international governmental bodies to refer to efforts to create economic growth from the oceans. It has released an unseemly rush to identify property rights, governance mechanisms, and growth agendas for the oceans. 

Date Thursday, 11 May 2017
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationCentre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Contact NameNicki Topliss
Contact Phone64 3 479 5220

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