A Blue Economy: Achieving a Socially Equitable Marine Industrial Revolution

Location: Case Room, Liu Institute, 6476 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Join the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA)’s Policy in Practice talk by Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, a resource economist specializing in marine social-ecological systems. Welcome remarks will be provided by Professor Rashid Sumaila.

Please RSVP. Light refreshments offered.

Interested in what fast-shifting discourses on development and sustainability may mean for oceans and coastal communities?

The world’s oceans face a growing set of pressures, from climate change to pollution to overexploitation. They nevertheless continue to support livelihoods, food production, and economic activity, and are essential to cultures and identities across the world. Drawing from experiences on the water and in international discussions, Dr. Andrés will explore what competing discourses on ocean development might mean for coastal regions, and the centrality of social equity in the interconnectedness of human well-being and environmental sustainability.

Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (PhD) is a resource economist specializing in marine social-ecological systems. He is Program Manager of the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program and Research Associate at the University of British Columbia. Linking field, theoretical, and policy work, he studies the economics of ecotourism, competing fishing sectors, alternative management strategies, and ecosystem and social-ecological approaches to policy in multi-stakeholder contexts. An important aspect of this work involves the dynamics between commercial, recreational, social and cultural benefits within complex social-ecological systems.