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Österblom, H., Folke, C., Rocha, J. et al. Scientific mobilization of keystone actors for biosphere stewardship. Sci Rep 12, 3802 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-07023-8
The biosphere crisis requires changes to existing business practices. We ask how corporations can become sustainability leaders, when constrained by multiple barriers to collaboration for biosphere stewardship. We describe how scientists motivated, inspired and engaged with ten of the world’s largest seafood companies, in a collaborative process aimed to enable science-based and systemic transformations (2015–2021). CEOs face...
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Sumaila, U., Skerritt, D., Schuhbauer, A., Villasante, S., Cisneros-Montemayor, A., Sinan, H., et.al. 2021. WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies. Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abm1680
Sustainably managed wild fisheries support food and nutritional security, livelihoods, and cultures. Harmful fisheries subsidies—government payments that incentivize overcapacity and lead to overfishing—undermine these benefits yet are increasing globally. World Trade Organization (WTO) members have a unique opportunity at their ministerial meeting in November to reach an agreement that eliminates harmful subsidies. We—a group...
Blasiak, R., Leander, E., Jouffray, J., Virdin, J.. 2021. Corporations and plastic pollution: Trends in reporting. Sustainable Futures. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sftr.2021.100061
Research on pathways to reducing plastic pollution often concludes that greater action is needed by the private sector. Yet the private sector is not a monolithic or homogeneous entity. We compiled a novel library of 2,317 corporate reports from the world's 200 largest companies, by revenue, over a ten-year period (2010–2019) and used text mining tools to identify pronounced regional and sectoral variability in the extent to ...
Österblom, H., Blasiak, R.. 2021. Oil licences undermine Norway’s ocean leadership. Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00445-w
As two of the 250 scientists who supported 14 heads of state in crafting the agreement for 100% sustainable ocean management by 2025 that was announced in December (see E. Solberg Nature 588, 9; 2020), we are deeply concerned. Just weeks later, Norway — co-leader of the initiative — announced 61 new licences for oil and gas exploration, and it plans to permit sea-bed mining as early as 2023. Such ‘business as usual’ is antithe...
Claudet, J., Amon, D., Blasiak, R.. 2021. Opinion: Transformational opportunities for an equitable ocean commons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2117033118
A frontier mentality has been a defining aspect of human history. Often this sentiment is optimistically framed in the language of aspirations and opportunities. But it can also be accompanied by unsavory narratives of over-exploitation, inequity, and conflict. If any place on Earth can be considered a final frontier, it is perhaps the ocean’s “areas beyond national jurisdiction” (ABNJ), which are both distant (generally star...
Sumaila, U., Skerritt, D., Schuhbauer, A., Villasante, S., Cisneros-Montemayor, A., et.al. 2021. WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies. Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abm1680
Addo, K., Adeyemo, O., Adewumi, I., Blasiak, R., Juniper, S., Owens, D., Owens, T., Sumaila, U.. 2021. Informed selfishness – Practical reflections on building a sustainable ocean economy. Marine Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104735
In September 2018, a group of 14 Heads of States and Governments from all regions of the world came together to create the High Level Panel (HLP) for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (SOE). The HLP is co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Norway and the President of Palau. Simply put, the HLP seeks to ensure a SOE worldwide. In February 2021, the #VirtualBlueDecade initiative convened a panel of ocean practitioners from both the Glob...
Blasiak, R., Dauriach, A., Jouffray, J., Folke, C., Österblom, H., Bebbington, J., Bengtsson, F., Causevic, A., Geerts, B., Grønbrekk, W., Henriksson, P., Käll, S., Leadbitter, D., McBain, D., Crespo, G., Packer, H., Sakaguchi, I., Schultz, L., Selig, E., Troell, M., Villalón, J., Wabnitz, C., Wassénius, E., Watson, R., Yagi, N., Crona, B.. 2021. Evolving Perspectives of Stewardship in the Seafood Industry. Frontiers in Marine Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.671837
Humanity has never benefited more from the ocean as a source of food, livelihoods, and well-being, yet on a global scale this has been accompanied by trajectories of degradation and persistent inequity. Awareness of this has spurred policymakers to develop an expanding network of ocean governance instruments, catalyzed civil society pressure on the public and private sector, and motivated engagement by the general public as co...
Sigwart, J.D., Blasiak, R., Jaspars, M., Jouffray, J-D., Tasdemir, D., 2021. Unlocking the potential of marine biodiscovery. Nat. Prod. Rep., 2021, Advance Article, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NP00067A
The tremendous diversity of life in the ocean has proven to be a rich source of inspiration for drug discovery, with success rates for marine natural products up to 4 times higher than other naturally derived compounds. Yet the marine biodiscovery pipeline is characterized by chronic underfunding, bottlenecks and, ultimately, untapped potential. For instance, a lack of taxonomic capacity means that, on average, 20 years pass ...
Virdin, J., Vegh, T., Jouffray, J-B., Blasiak, R., Mason, S., Österblom, H., Vermeer, D., Watchmeister, H., Werner, N. 2021. The Ocean 100: Transnational corporations in the ocean economy. Science Advances 13 Jan 2021. Vol. 7, no. 3, eabc8041, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc8041
The ocean economy is growing as commercial use of the ocean accelerates, while progress toward achieving international goals for ocean conservation and sustainability is lagging. In this context, the private sector is increasingly recognized as having the capacity to hamper efforts to achieve aspirations of sustainable ocean-based development or alternatively to bend current trajectories of ocean use by taking on the mantle of...
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