Ocean Action Hub

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Training "Blue Planning in Practice - Ecosystem-based Marine and Coastal Planning and Management"

The Blue Planning training course aims to strengthen practical planning and implementation informed by decades of practical experiences and learning in the field.

This course therefore provides an introduction to the theory and practical starting points of coastal and marine spatial planning.

Details on the Blue Solutions website.

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Training "Blue CCA - Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal and Marine Areas"

The training course introduces theory and practical starting points of climate change adaptation (CCA) in coastal and marine areas, enhances capacities among development actors and sup

ports institutions in successfully taking action on CCA.

Details on the Blue Solutions website.

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Training "Blue IES - Integrating Ecosystem Services into Marine and Coastal Development Planning"

The training course provides an introduction to the theo-retical background of and practical steps for integrating ecosystem services into marine and coastal planning.

The training focuses on the linkages between ecosystem services and development objectives, tools and methods for assessing and valuing ecosystem services, and main policy options and instruments to capture ecosystem services related risks and opportunities as well as entry points for decision-making.

Details on the Blue Solutions website.

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Blue Solutions for a healthy blue planet – voices from partners

The global ocean community has generated a wealth of innovative, practical, “on-the-ground” solutions which successfully help to overcome challenges to healthy ecosystems, sustainable

development and human wellbeing in the marine and coastal realm.



The Blue Solutions Initiative is collecting these innovative concepts and practical approaches to inspire and facilitate action.



bluesolutions.info

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Blue Solutions from Africa

This publication is a result of Blue Solutions’ third Regional Forum for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Africa held in spring 2016. It compiles 32 blue solutions from Africa, most of which were presented during the event. The solutions summarised in this publication focus on topics such as marine protected areas, sustainable tourism, sustainable fisheries, sustainable livelihoods, conservation of resources and biodiversity as well as mitigation of the effects of climate change. It is an inspiring guide through Africa’s activities and projects towards the protection and integrated, sustainable management of it‘s valuable and vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems.

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Blue Solutions from Latin America and the Wider Caribbean Region

50 success stories of technical, scientific and policy solutions for oceans, coasts and human well-being.

A publication featuring blue solutions from Latin America and the Wider Caribbean. This collection of 50 success stories from the region summarizes solutions presented at the second Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Cancún, Mexico.

The publication introduces the solution-ing approach that focuses on the solutions’ core elements, so-called building blocks, which can be replicated and adapted to address challenges in other sectors, geographies and contexts. The 50 blue solutions of the publication feature good practices from Latin America and the Wider Caribbean and cover technical, scientific as well as policy solutions.

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Blue Solutions from Asia and the Pacific

A publication featuring first blue solutions from Asia and the Pacific.

This collection of 27 success stories from the region summarizes solutions presented at the regional forum organized by the Blue Solutions Initiative, the World Future Council and the Lighthouse Foundation in Cebu, Philippines in May 2014.

The publication introduces the solution-ing approach that focuses on the solutions’ core elements, so-called building blocks, which can be replicated and adapted to address challenges in other sectors, geographies and contexts. The 27 blue solutions of the publication feature case studies from India to the Pacific and cover technical, scientific as well as policy solutions.