Blue-green energy refers to renewable energy from the sea. The UK has agreed to reduce by 80% the amount of carbon being released in to the atmosphere by 2050.
Rising sea-levels, potential changes to storm climates and increasing human development demands that our coastlines and coastal communities can both withstand, and rebound after, hazardous impacts.
Oceans and Climate
Our coastlines and coastal seas are vitally important. Approximately 3 billion people live within 200 kilometres of a coastline, and that figure is expected to double by the year 20.
Ports and Maritime Industry
Shipping and port operations generate numerous problems for the marine environment whilst marine pollution in all its forms presents a challenge.
Coastal resources are vital for global food security. Some of the world’s most diverse, complex and productive ecosystems are in coastal areas.
The Sea and Society
Achieving sustainable coasts and oceans must recognise the importance of understanding and enhancing human relationships with the sea.