Our oceans are worth at least $24 trillion, according to a new WWF report Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action—2015. And goods and services from coastal and marine environments amount to about $2.5 trillion each year—that would put the ocean as the seventh largest economy in the world if put into terms of Gross Domestic Product.
In its new report ‘A Greener Budget: sustaining our prosperity in a changing world’ (link), WWF-UK sets out a suite of practical policy recommendations that would help to shift the UK to a sustainable, resource efficient, low-carbon economy.
By Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition – February, 2015
Georgia, nestled among the soaring Caucasus Mountains belongs to one of 34 globally significant "biodiversity hotspots" identified by Conservation International. Georgia's ecosystem services serve as a powerful engine of economic growth in sectors such as agriculture, energy, tourism, mining, and forestry. For example, Georgia's agriculture sector employs 53 per cent of the workforce and is the main vehicle for rural development.
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