Sustainability can equally apply to all initiatives from our everyday activities to complex international projects or post-pandemic economic activities. When applied to everyday life, the effects can group as a collective to enhance the realisation of Benefits. One such initiative that is currently gaining increased discussion is the formation of “Blue Economies”. In a Blue Economy the land, community and the oceans (incl rivers) are linked to develop a sustainable initiative that delivers results not only at a local level but also impacts on regional, national and international benefits.
Many of the issues involved also involve the engagement of the local indigenous inhabitants – many who are descendants of generations of fishermen and farmers who have worked the lands and seas in respect of natural environments. When creating Blue Economies – like many other initiatives – it is essential that the local knowledge be integrated into the knowledge base.