Recognizing that there are increased geopolitical tensions, and that we do indeed already have comprehensive multi-level governance systems in place to handle many aspects of the growing ‘blue economy’ and avoiding the tragedy of the commons, the G20 should primarily stress the need for full and effective implementation of existing instruments and measures at the national, regional and global levels and increased consistency across levels of governance. This would effectively address many of the challenges and make use of the opportunities of the oceans.
However, the rapidly moving horizon of technological development and insufficient progress in mitigating global climate change represent new governance challenges that require renewed effort and innovative thinking for a sustainable future for the oceans.
This policy paper provides recommendations as to how G20 states can:
consolidate their own capacity and assist non-G20 states in taking responsibility for strengthening marine science and implementation of existing regulatory frameworks,
exercise innovative global and regional leadership to address emerging opportunities and associated governance challenges and
facilitate the meaningful involvement of the private sector and the public in ensuring a collective governance order around oceans.
- Published year: 2019
- Publisher: T20 Japan, Japanese Institute of International affairs
- Page count: 12
- Language: Engelsk