Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru

a research agenda

Emma McKinley* (Corresponding Author), Oscar Aller-Rojas, Caroline Hattam, Celine Germond-Duret, Inés Vicuña San Martín, Charlotte Rachael Hopkins, Héctor Aponte, Tavis Potts

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Ocean- and coastal-based economic activities are increasingly recognised as key drivers for supporting global economies. This move towards the “blue economy” is becoming globally widespread, with the recognition that if ocean-based activities are to be sustainable, they will need to move beyond solely extractive and exploitative endeavours, aligning more closely with marine conservation and effective marine spatial planning. In this paper we define the “blue economy” as a “platform for strategic, integrated and participatory coastal and ocean development and protection that incorporates a low carbon economy, the ecosystem approach and human well-being through advancing regional industries, services and activities”. In Peru, while the seas contribute greatly to the national economy, the full potential of the blue economy has yet to be realised. This paper presents the findings of an early career scientist workshop in Lima, Peru, in March 2016. The workshop “Advancing Green Growth in Peru” brought together researchers to identify challenges and opportunities for green growth across three Peruvian economic sectors—tourism, transport and the blue economy with this paper exploring in detail the priorities generated from the “blue economy” stream. These priorities include themes such as marine spatial planning, detailed evaluations of existing maritime industries (e.g. guano collection and fisheries), development of an effective MPA network, support for sustainable coastal tourism, and better inclusion of social science disciplines in understanding societal and political support for a Peruvian blue economy. In addition, the paper discusses the research requirements associated with these priorities. While not a comprehensive list, these priorities provide a starting point for future dialogue on a co-ordinated scientific platform supporting the blue growth agenda in Peru, and in other regions working towards a successful “blue economy”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253-2275
Number of pages23
JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
Volume21
Issue number5
Early online date17 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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Keywords

  • Blue economy
  • Blue growth
  • Marine
  • Society
  • Sustainability

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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McKinley, E., Aller-Rojas, O., Hattam, C., Germond-Duret, C., San Martín, I. V., Hopkins, C. R., ... Potts, T. (2019). Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru: a research agenda. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 21(5), 2253-2275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0133-z

Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru : a research agenda. / McKinley, Emma (Corresponding Author); Aller-Rojas, Oscar; Hattam, Caroline; Germond-Duret, Celine; San Martín, Inés Vicuña; Hopkins, Charlotte Rachael; Aponte, Héctor; Potts, Tavis.

In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 21, No. 5, 10.2019, p. 2253-2275.

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McKinley, E, Aller-Rojas, O, Hattam, C, Germond-Duret, C, San Martín, IV, Hopkins, CR, Aponte, H & Potts, T 2019, 'Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru: a research agenda', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 2253-2275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0133-z
McKinley E, Aller-Rojas O, Hattam C, Germond-Duret C, San Martín IV, Hopkins CR et al. Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru: a research agenda. Environment, Development and Sustainability. 2019 Oct;21(5):2253-2275. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0133-z
McKinley, Emma ; Aller-Rojas, Oscar ; Hattam, Caroline ; Germond-Duret, Celine ; San Martín, Inés Vicuña ; Hopkins, Charlotte Rachael ; Aponte, Héctor ; Potts, Tavis. / Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru : a research agenda. In: Environment, Development and Sustainability. 2019 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 2253-2275.
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