Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, is quoted in this article. He emphasizes that the blue economy as a concept must adopt a sustainability-focus by definition, rather than being co-opted into the historical extract-consume-discard model.
The Center for the Blue Economy’s Jason Scorse and David Helvarg, executive director of the Blue Frontier Campaign, chose action over despair when they launched the Ocean Climate Action Plan.
That plan, years in the making, and with input from a wide range of stakeholders, has helped shape the Biden administration’s approach to dealing with climate change, write Scorse and Helvarg in an opinion essay for Common Dreams.
“It’s not an easy process to go from a grassroots initiative to government law and policy,” note the authors, “but how it got done could be instructive to others involved in social movements seeking to change our political economy despite the undemocratic influence of paid corporate lobbyists and campaign contributors.”
Read the full essay at Common Dreams.
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