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The Ocean: Our Future

The Ocean: Our Future

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Mario Soares, Abdulmohsen M.Al-Sudeary, Kadar Asmal, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Eduardo Faleiro, Patrick Kennedy, Ruud Lubbers, Guido de Marco, Yoshio Suzuki, José Israel Vargas, Seyyid Abdulai, Najeeb Al-Nauimi, Oscar Arias, Alicia Barcena, Mohammed Bedjaoui, Driss Ben Sari, Patricio Bernal, Peter Bridgewater, Ian Burton, Salvino Busuttil. Lucius Caflish, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, René-Jean Dupuy, Richard Falk, B.A. Hamzah, Klaüs-Jurgen Hedrich, Sidney Holt, Danielle Jorre de St Jorre, Stjepan Keckes, John Kendrew, Tommy Koh, Nicolai P. Laverov, Ulf Lie, Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares, Donald Mills, Venâncio de Moura, Noriyuki Nasu, Alassane Dialy Ndiaye, Carlo Ripa di Meana, Mário Ruivo, Esekia Solofa, Jilan Su, Alexander Yankov
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  • Date Published: September 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644655

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  • The Ocean, Our Future is the official report of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, chaired by Mário Soares, former President of Portugal. Its aim is to summarize the very real problems affecting the ocean and its future management, and to provide imaginative solutions to these various and interlocking problems. The oceans have traditionally been taken for granted as a source of wealth, opportunity and abundance. Our growing understanding of the oceans has fundamentally changed this perception. We now know that in some areas, abundance is giving way to real scarcity, resulting in severe conflicts. Territorial disputes that threaten peace and security, disruptions to global climate, overfishing, habitat destruction, species extinction, indiscriminate trawling, pollution, the dumping of hazardous and toxic wastes, piracy, terrorism, illegal trafficking and the destruction of coastal communities are among the problems that today form an integral part of the unfolding drama of the oceans. Based on the deliberations, experience and input of more than 100 specialists from around the world, this timely volume provides a powerful overview of the state of our water world.

    • THE report of the state of the oceans, in the UN Year of the Oceans
    • Coincides with large media interest in Year of the Oceans, with three big launches planned in Europe and the United States
    • General readership potential
    • Attractive design
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    ' … this book advances innovative ideas.' Coastline

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    • Date Published: September 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644655
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Mário Soares
    Summary: The commission
    Future directions
    Introduction: Shift in basic condition of the oceans
    Obstacles to change
    Signs of positive change
    Part I. Promoting Peace and Security in the Oceans:
    1. The origins of the debate
    2. 'Peaceful Uses': concept, issues and players
    3. Enhancing peace and security: the way ahead
    Part II. The Quest for Equity in the Oceans:
    4. The equity argument
    5. Equity reconsidered in the setting of the oceans
    6. Equity challenges in the oceans
    7. Normative foundations for equity in the oceans
    8. Realizing equity
    Part III. Ocean Science and Technology:
    9. The challenge of technological change
    10. The technological needs of science
    11. Assessing technology for resource use
    12. The need to know more - and share knowledge
    13. Bridging the gaps
    Part IV. Valuing the Oceans:
    14. The problem
    15. Sustainable use of coastal and marine resources
    16. Economic incentives in ocean management
    17. International ocean management agreements
    18. Future directions
    Part V. Our Oceans: Public Awareneess and Participation:
    19. Public awareness, information and knowledge
    20. Public participation
    Part VI. Towards Effective Ocean Governance:
    21. Positive developments
    22. Barriers to good ocean governance
    23. The unfinished agenda of ocean law
    24. Making international agreements work
    25. Speaking up for the oceans
    Annexes
    Index.

  • Author

    Independent World Commission on the Oceans

    Editor

    Mario Soares

    Contributors

    Mario Soares, Abdulmohsen M.Al-Sudeary, Kadar Asmal, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Eduardo Faleiro, Patrick Kennedy, Ruud Lubbers, Guido de Marco, Yoshio Suzuki, José Israel Vargas, Seyyid Abdulai, Najeeb Al-Nauimi, Oscar Arias, Alicia Barcena, Mohammed Bedjaoui, Driss Ben Sari, Patricio Bernal, Peter Bridgewater, Ian Burton, Salvino Busuttil. Lucius Caflish, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, René-Jean Dupuy, Richard Falk, B.A. Hamzah, Klaüs-Jurgen Hedrich, Sidney Holt, Danielle Jorre de St Jorre, Stjepan Keckes, John Kendrew, Tommy Koh, Nicolai P. Laverov, Ulf Lie, Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares, Donald Mills, Venâncio de Moura, Noriyuki Nasu, Alassane Dialy Ndiaye, Carlo Ripa di Meana, Mário Ruivo, Esekia Solofa, Jilan Su, Alexander Yankov

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