OCG 417 BLUE ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

3 Hours/Week, 3 Credits

1. Introduction: Blue Economy concept, Blue Planet. 2. Principles of blue economy. 3. The Blue Economy a Framework for Sustainable Development. 4. SIDS and the Blue Economy. 5. The Blue Economy Issues. 6. Sustainable use of biodiversity. 7. Food security. 8. Unsustainable Fisheries. 9. Climate change and managing carbon budgets- Acidification, Blue Carbon. 10. Marine and coastal tourism. 11. Pollution and marine debris. 12. Governance and international cooperation. 13. The Blue Economy –Opportunities: Shipping and Port Facilities, Fisheries, Tourism. 14. Aquaculture, Energy, Biotechnology, Submarine mining . 15. Charting a course to the Blue Horizon. 16. Preliminary Listing of Potential Partner Agencies and Processes. 17. Key concepts: Concepts of sustainability and Sustainable development, History of sustainability, Sustainability measurement, ecological footprint. 18. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 14 of SDGs, Intersect oral linkage, Bangladesh and Sustainable Development Goals. 19. Blue Economy: Scope, challenges Recommended Books 1. The Blue Economy by Gunter Pauli