The “Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans” has been published

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri (ICRE8, AUEB, LSE), Wenting Chen, Osiel González Dávila, Amerissa Giannouli, José Hernández Brito, Erasmia Kotoroni, Evdokia Mailli, Katja Mintenbeck, Chrysoula Papagianni and Ioannis Souliotis have contributed the chapter “A Socio-Economic Framework for Integrating Multi-Use Offshore Platforms in Sustainable Blue Growth Management: Theory and Applications” to the book ‘Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans' by Paulo Nunes, Lisa Emelia Svensson and Anil Markandya that has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

The trans-disciplinary thematic areas of oceans management and policy require stocktaking of the state of knowledge on ecosystem services being derived from coastal and marine areas. Recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially Goals 14 and 15 explicitly focus on this. This Handbook brings together a carefully chosen set of world-class contributions from ecology, economics, and other development science and attempts to provide policy relevant scientific information on ecosystem services from marine and coastal ecosystems, nuances of economic valuation, relevant legal and sociological response policies for effective management of marine areas for enhanced human well being. The contributors focus on the possible nexus of science-society and science-policy with the objective of informing on decision makers of the governmental agencies, business and industry and civil society in general with respect to sustainable management of Oceans.

Edited by Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Global Manager and Coordinator, Ecosystems Economics Unit, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya, Lisa Emelia Svensson, Centre for Business in Society, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden and Anil Markandya, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain and Honorary Professor, University of Bath, UK

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