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TICAD VI: Embracing Blue Economy for Africa’s Accelerated Development

The Blue Economy discussions have accelerated since Rio+20, the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 20-22, 2012. A “Blue Economy” approach to sustainable growth usuall… y recognizes different use and non-use values of ocean and other “blue” resources. It promotes the coordination of relevant activities and industries to enhance the overall value. 

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