Indonesia's blue economy not as sustainable as previously promoted: Researchers


A screen capture of the Jakarta giant sea wall concept, now called the outer sea dike, from a government document dated May 2019. - JP/ANN

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Despite being hailed as a sustainable way of reaping benefits from the ocean ecosystem, implementation of the “blue economy” in Indonesia still runs the risk of displacing local communities and livelihoods, researchers have warned.

As an expansion of the green economy, the blue economy concept introduced in 2012 emphasiSes conservation and the sustainable management of oceans. It promotes the use of marine resources for economic growth, improvement of people’s welfare and sustainable use of the sea.

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