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dc.creatorVoyer, M.en_US
dc.creatorAllison, E.en_US
dc.creatorFarmery, A.en_US
dc.creatorFabinyi, M.en_US
dc.creatorSteenbergen, D.en_US
dc.creatorvan Putten, I.en_US
dc.creatorSong, A.M.en_US
dc.creatorOgier, E.en_US
dc.creatorBenzaken, D.en_US
dc.creatorAndrew, N.L.en_US
dc.identifier.citationMichelle Voyer, Edward H. Allison, Anna Farmery, Michael Fabinyi, Dirk J. Steenbergen, Ingrid van Putten, Andrew M. Song, Emily Ogier, Dominique Benzaken, Neil Andrew, The role of voluntary commitments in realizing the promise of the Blue Economy, Global Environmental Change, Volume 71, 2021, 102372, ISSN 0959-3780,
dc.description.abstractVoluntary (or non-binding) commitments offer an action-oriented mechanism for addressing interconnected, complex and pressing issues. Though not designed to replace negotiated or binding outcomes, voluntary commitments can offer a critical tool in currently ungoverned or under-governed systems. The Blue Economy is an example of a rapidly evolving agenda where formal governance arrangements are at best nascent, in part due to the trans-border nature of issues and prominent involvement of multiple types of actors. As such voluntary commitments provide an important mechanism through which to monitor the evolution of the concept and identify gaps or shortfalls in its implementation. Our analysis of global voluntary commitments on the Blue Economy made to recent high-profile ocean futures meetings, found a trend towards capacity development, research, and investment in emerging and larger scale sectors such as offshore aquaculture and renewable energy. A concurrent focus was on securitizing, regulating or diverting effort from historically significant fisheries sectors. European organizations are playing a dominant role in Blue Economy commitments, with a notable absence of commitments from major Blue Economy powers such as China and India. We identify a number of gaps and shortfalls, particularly in relation to active consideration of social equity in the Blue Economy. We identify a range of recommendations on how these deficiencies may be addressed through a greater focus on a broader suite of objectives and a more inclusive approach to ocean meetings.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier (12 months)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceGlobal Environmental Change;71,(2021)en_US
dc.subjectblue economyen_US
dc.subjectocean governanceen_US
dc.subjectvoluntary commitmentsen_US
dc.titleThe role of voluntary commitments in realizing the promise of the Blue Economyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsustainable development goalsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsmall island developing statesen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Wollongongen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Washington, Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Centeren_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCentre for Marine Socioecologyen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Technology Sydneyen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCommonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisationen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studiesen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationAustralian National Center for Ocean Resources & Securityen_US
cg.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAllison, E.en_US
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous themesen_US

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