Cleaner Oceans Lead to Healthier Economies, Says a UN Study
Call it the dots that no one would have connected earlier.
Who would have thought that the world's ECONOMY would improve from cleaner oceans! But that's precisely what a UN study says could be possible.
Around 40 percent of the global population lives within 100 kilometres of a coast so the world's marine ecosystems provide essential food, shelter and jobs to millions of people.
Cleaner and better-managed seas and coasts would help boost economic growth and reduce poverty and pollution, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report said.
The report, produced with several other U.N. organisations, highlights the huge potential of a marine-based economy some five months before world governments meet to discuss pathways to more sustainable development at a U.N. conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read more →
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