Blue Economy Investment and Sustainable Financing

A Regional Synthesis of Results and Lessons from Mangroves for the Future Small Grant Projects: 2009-2011

<p>This regional synthesis of results and lessons has been compiled to share the efforts undertaken by coastal managers and local communities under the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grants Facility between 2009 and 2011. It aims to capture the coastal issues they sought to address, the actions they took, the challenges they faced, and the successes they achieved.

The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review: Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks and Opportunities Arising From Ecosystem Change

<p>This report is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. This is version 2.0 of the report, which was originally published in 2008.</p>

Catalysing Ocean Finance Volume I: Transforming Markets to Restore and Protect the Global Ocean

<p>Volume I explores the main causes of coastal and ocean degradation and presents a new paradigm to sustainably utilise open access resources such as the global ocean. It looks at lessons learned over the past 20 years and sets forth a road map to restore and protect our ocean for the next 20 years.</p>

Adaptive learning, technological innovation and livelihood diversification: the adoption of pound nets in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

<p>This paper examines the adoption of a technology to appropriate an ecologically constrained resource within the context of a restructuring fisheries sector utilising the conceptual lenses of adaptive learning and practice. Participant observation and semi-structured interviews were undertaken in the coastal community of Ponta Negra, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from May 2010 to March 2011. The materials collected were translated and transcribed into English and then manually coded.

Catching the Burgeoning Wave of Corporate Responsibility for Manila Bay

<p>This case study shows that CSR initiatives of the Philippine Corporate Industry are showing signs of life, compared to the preceding decade, and can be incorporated readily into public sector initiatives for the community. The Corporate Governance Watch 2010: Corporate Governance in Asia by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (2010), scores the performance of companies in seven areas: discipline, transparency, independence, accountability, responsibility, fairness, and social responsibility.

Targeted scenario analysis: A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making

<p>This guidebook provides a step-by-step introduction to Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA), an innovative analytical approach, developed by UNDP that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services within decision making, to help make the business case for sustainable policy and investment choices.Through TSA, practitioners working with governments and private enterprises can generate and present data related to the management of ecosystems in a way that is more relevant to the choices facing a decision maker.

Innovative financial mechanisms for coastal management in the Pacific: a state of the art

<p>The need to generate wider interest in coastal management, and to identify new funds flows that can support costly coastal planning, management, and enforcement of regulations, is great. Innovative financing mechanisms are being borrowed from the terrestrial world, adapted for special use in the marine and coastal environment, where property rights are limited and where common pool resources necessitate continued access. Applying innovative financing instruments in the Pacific region holds promise, but examples of success are rare.

Coastal capital: ecosystem valuation for decision making in the Caribbean

<p>This guidebook details the steps in conducting a coastal ecosystem valuation to inform decision making in the Caribbean. It guides valuation practitioners—both economists and non-economists—through the three phases of a valuation effort (scoping, analysis and outreach), with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement in all phases.</p>

Guidance Manual on Valuation and Accounting of Ecosystem Services for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

<p>Valuation and accounting of island ecosystem services is fundamental to our ability to achieve sustainable green growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), also known as large ocean states. SIDS are characterized inter alia by (a) a well-defined set of in situ socio-economic-cultural and governance conditions; (b) a population’s clear perception and use of island ecosystem services; (c) high richness in natural capital; and (d) the delicate nature of the many ecosystems that support livelihoods and local economies.

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