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November 2018
Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Proactive policies to protect and restore the health of the world’s coral reefs could generate a substantial economic gain, provide important societal benefits, including to local communities, and help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This study presents new analysis of the value, costs and benefits of the coral reef economy to highlight that shifting the trajectory of coral reef health from one of continuing decline towards a healthy state could unlock tens of billions of dollars in additional value.
November 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report looks at the emerging concept of “Blue BioTrade”— a new tool to promote sustainability and equity focused on marine-based products and services. It describes how the application of the Blue BioTrade concept can promote sustainable and equitable economic sectors and value chains that rely on marine and coastal resources, and includes a proposal for implementing a Blue BioTrade approach.
July 2018
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
The aim of this study, Understanding the Global Caviar Market, was to obtain a better understanding of global caviar markets.
April 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

At the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference in December 2017, ministers adopted a Decision on Fisheries Subsidies directing negotiators to continue talks with a view to adopting an agreement by 2019, the year of the next ministerial conference.

April 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The decline of global fish stocks has implications for both the food security and the livelihoods of many communities around the world.

March 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The ICTSD policy brief Advancing Multilateral Trade Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies outlines the key options on the table in the core substantive elements of the current negotiating texts on fisheries subsidies.
March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme recently undertook an international project on ‘Boosting skills ecosystems for greener jobs’ in four countries. This report looks at the work undertaken in the Western Cape (South Africa) in the aquaculture sector.
December 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The paper How the WTO Can Help Tackle Climate Change through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Lessons from the Fisheries Negotiations assesses whether the WTO should have a role within the broader context of climate change and, more specifically, in advancing fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR).
December 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Based on a review of existing subsidy obligations and tabled negotiating proposals, the objectives of the paper Options for Improving the Transparency of Fisheries Subsidies are to identify the common elements of additional fisheries-related information proposed for new notification disciplines and discuss the feasibility of requiring all WTO members to provide this information.
October 2017
Routledge
This paper Blue Growth: Savior or Ocean Grabbing? critically interrogates these policy proposals and situates them within broader neoliberalization of nature debates.

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