Closing the gap: financing the transition towards an inclusive blue economy

This is a recording of a webinar hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on 10 June, 2020, that examined how to mobilise public and private finance to enable the transition to a sustainable and inclusive blue economy.

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Rashid Sumaila named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Prof. Sumaila is one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans, integrating the social, economic and fisheries sciences to build novel pathways towards sustainable fisheries. His work has challenged today’s approaches to marine governance, generating exciting new ways of thinking about our relationship to the marine biosphere, such as protecting the high seas as a “fish bank” for the world and using “intergeneration discount rates” for natural resource projects.

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SSHRC-CRSH: Partnerships for Success 2020

Rashid Sumaila and his OceanCanada Partnership are working to provide policy makers with the best information possible to make informed decisions for Canada’s oceans.

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Local Communities Conserve Their Environment, Support Their Economy

This is the first video produced by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN). It focuses on the experiences of two communities, the Eastport Peninsula in Canada and Koh Pitak in Thailand. The video highlights community efforts to restore and safeguard local ecosystems and diversify economies, making the environment and community livelihoods more sustainable for current and future generations. In emphasizing the important contribution of local communities to environmental conservation, the video also notes the need for the right kind of government support to community initiatives.

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Communities Linking Conservation and Livelihoods – Ingredients for Success

This is the second animation video produced by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN). The 5-minute video focuses on ingredients of success for local communities engaged in environmental conservation, to make their communities, and their livelihoods, more sustainable for current and future generations. It explores what it takes for success… for local communities, in restoring ecosystems, safeguarding natural areas, diversifying economies, sustaining livelihoods… as well as for governments, and others, in better supporting those local communities. Drawing on the experience of many local communities in conserving their environment while sustaining their livelihoods, a series of “lessons learned” are described – ones that can be relevant around the world.

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Coastal Communities At The Ready

…facing hazards from the sea

Coastal Communities… At the Ready is a new film that explores how coastal communities are preparing for, and responding to, a range of climate change impacts and other hazards hitting the coast. That includes everything from hurricanes and other extreme weather, to floods and erosion, to tsunamis and oil spills.

“Most of the world’s people live by the sea and are under the threat of a variety of marine hazards. Marine hazards are not new on the coast but they are becoming more common and more intense under the pressures of climate change. Where the sea meets the land in coastal communities, developing good responses to the impending threats is vitally important.” (from the film)

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January 9, 2020: IRES Faculty Seminar with Rashid Sumaila

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was tasked with eliminating overfishing fisheries subsidies way back in 2001. This is yet to be accomplished. To support the ongoing WTO negotiations, the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC has been providing fisheries subsidies data and analysis to the global community since the early 2000s. Dr. Rashid Sumaila will present his latest findings and describe the state of play in the struggle to discipline harmful subsidies.

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Vancouver Sun – “High seas fish ban proposed by UBC professor”

“Rashid Sumaila has some groundbreaking and controversial ideas on how we can prevent overfishing of important fish stocks, shield vulnerable species and protect our oceans.” -Vancouver Sun

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WTO Public Forum

Public Forum 2019 – Session 7 – 2020 Vision: How Successful Conclusion of Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations Can Demonstrate that the WTO is Adapting to a Changing World.

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Rashid Sumaila speaks about the EU’s plans for harmful fishing subsidies. (Twitter)

The EU is on its way to reintroduce harmful fisheries subsidies that were banned +15 years ago, and will fuel overfishing & speed up the destruction of our already deteriorating sea. RISE FOR OUR OCEAN! Tell the EU to stop wasting money!

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Rashid Sumaila Interview with Afedzi Abdullah

Rashid Sumaila discusses a range of topics with Afedzi Abdullah of Ghana News Agency.

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Live stream: #OceanDecade First Global Planning Meeting (Monday, 13th May 2019)

On 13-15 May 2019, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO convened for the 1st Global Planning Meeting in preparation for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The meeting took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, hosted by the National Museum of Denmark. (Dr. Sumaila is introduced at 7h21m)

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Facebook Live – Joyce Murray – MP Breakfast Connections

Streamed on Facebook Live, Dr. Rashid Sumaila talks at Joyce Murray’s MP Breakfast Connections, discussing how to facilitate a sustainable marine economy.

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BLOOM Association – Time to get the math right!

Prior to the European Parliament plenary vote on the next European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), Prof. U. Rashid Sumaila urges MEPs to reject the re-introduction of harmful fishing aids and to adopt measures that will protect marine ecosystems, strengthen fisheries management and control, and improve knowledge of the marine environment.

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Facebook Live – Discussion on the Paris Agreement and its effects on people and economies.

Dr. Rashid Sumaila and Dr. William Cheung discuss the Benefits of the Paris Agreement to ocean life, economies, and people with AAAS.

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Beyond Climate

The Beyond Climate film, in part funded by OceanCanada, premieres Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Planet In Focus film festival.

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Students & Postdocs

This short video highlights the work of OCP students and postdoctoral researchers who are helping to achieve these goals.

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ᑕᕆᐅᖅᑕᑯᔭᓐᓂᒃ/ Tariuq Takujanniq / The Ocean from My Eye

Produced by Natalie Baird, HQP in the Knowledge Mobilization Working Group, at University of Manitoba, and the Attagoyuk Ilisavik students of Pangnirtung, Nunavut.

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Natalie Ban

Natalie Ban – OceanCanada Pacific Region Working Group Co-Lead, talks about the importance of research in ocean sustainability for coastal communities.

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Conservation Economics

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila discusses: Conservation economics: Close the high seas to fishing and boost global food security, equality, at Fisheries Centre Seminar, UBC, Feb 27th 2015

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The Plastic Invasion

It’s everywhere. What can we do? Click here to view the full series of video clips produced by our partner, OceanWise.

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Livestream replay – Coastal Community Action: Then and Now (18/06/18)

Watch the live chat from the event at The University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute: “Coastal Community Action: Then and Now”

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Livestream replay – Vancouver Aquarium (04/11/18)

Watch the live chat from the event at Vancouver Aquarium: “Charting a Sustainable Course – Exploring Canada’s Fisheries”

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Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe (Trailer)

Tribal Canoe Journeys is an annual Indigenous cultural gathering on the Northwest Pacific Coast. Please click here to visit GLWA: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe full site at glwafilm.com

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Paul Greenberg: Fishing, Farming and the Last Wild Food

Part of the Fall 2017 ESS Lecture Series at the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. Co-hosted by Afishionado Fishmongers and the OceanCanada Partnership.

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Visualizing Changing Oceans: Inuit Knowledge and Participatory Video

Natalie Baird, OceanCanada Master’s student at the University of Manitoba, was one of the 25 finalists in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s 2017 Storytellers challenge.

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Rashid Sumaila presenting to the 2016 Our Ocean Conference

Dr. Rashid Sumaila presenting to the 2016 Our Ocean Conference: Fisheries for the Future. Moderator: Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet Oceanographer and Navigator, United States Navy.

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Interview with David VanderZwaag

Interview with Dr. David VanderZwaag, co-lead of the Law and Policy Working Group.

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Interview with Rosemary Ommer

Interview with Rosemary Ommer, Chair of the OceanCanada Advisory Board.

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