Posts under category: Blue economy


CORDIO at IPBES 7, Paris

CORDIO’s Dr. David Obura was a Coordinating Lead Author in the IPBES Global Assessment report launched in Paris on 6 May 2019. The assessment is the first of its kind to assess, from local to global levels, peoples’ dependence on nature, the degree of impact we are having, and to […]


Dredge-spoil dumping in Mombasa

The issue of dredge spoil dumping is a charged one in Mombasa, with a history of poor information and knowledge of what is happening, what is legal and environmental regulations controlling it. This brief is written to try to help identify the key issues about current dumping practices in Mombasa, […]


Technology in IPAT

This article explores one of the three terms of the IPAT equation (see here) – technology. Population and affluence will be the subject of further articles. The original article was published on 20 March 2019 on the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) blog here. Please go to […]


Connectivity of areas beyond national jurisdiction with coastal waters

This new publication in Marine Policy journal shows the importance of areas in the High Seas for coastal fisheries and ecosystem health in developing countries.   Title – Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and T coastal waters: Safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries   Led […]


Global footprint and sustainability

The “three horses of sustainability” – the IPAT equation provides a simple but powerful model for understanding the roles of population, affluence and technology, particularly from the challenge posed by the Anthropocene – how to reduce one’s personal or societal impact.


Indian Ocean blue economy

The Indian Ocean is gaining more attention as the world turns to the ‘blue economy’ for future development. This Economist Intelligence Unit report “Charting the course for ocean sustainability in the Indian Ocean Rim” is an  sponsored by Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, […]