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Marine Socio Economics

Marine Socio Economics
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To influence long-lasting sustainable change in how marine resources are managed, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) have produced a collection of resources as a reference pack for NGOs and those people who may be new to the economic concepts and language that underpin many socio-economic issues. It’s also for anyone with an interest in socio-economics, the marine environment, or both.

Working with four key UK NGOs involved in the fisheries-marine biodiversity debate, (MCS, RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and WWF) the NEF has highlighted how economic arguments can be used to engage in debates around the socioeconomic value of different marine sectors, and to question government or industry analysis in a robust, credible manner.

Follow this link to read more about the Economics Resource Pack for NGOs.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is just one word and yet there are over 300 definitions. In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development produced the best known definition of sustainability – “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The findings from this report became known as the Brundtland Report, also known... Read More»

Coastal Change Films

Coastal Change Films

A number of films were produced on behalf of the MPP by CoastNet as part of the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. Three films were about coastal governance on the Manhood Peninsula, and four short films explored the coast from a young person’s perspective. The films about coastal governance were developed as a complementary suite of three. They looked at why the... Read More»

Going Dutch

Going Dutch

The first Going Dutch workshop (Going Dutch I) led to the formation of the MPP and outlined several ‘blue sky’ options for the future of the area, helping the community to understand the complexities and costs of coastal defence and spatial planning as well as helping local authorities and agencies appreciate the concerns and... Read More»