Environment for Development launches marine research programme
In 2018 EfD at the Department of Economics will launch a new collaborative research programme, Policy Instruments for Sustainable Management of Oceans and Marine Resources, coordinated by Håkan Eggert.
The two focus areas of the programme will be effective management of fisheries and combating marine pollution, the latter with a specific focus on plastic waste.
"Today, we have reached such level of negative impact on the oceans, that a long misuse is beginning to strike back. Poor people are the most vulnerable when we deteriorate the quality of natural resources and this is indeed the case for marine depletion in various forms. That's the motivation for this programme, says economist Håkan Eggert, coordinator of EfD's new marine programme.