Readings:

Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the Secretary-General (2019). Global Sustainable Development Report 2019: The Future is Now – Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, United Nations, New York.

*Optional: you may also wish to watch the Launch of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019 – Press Conference (11 September 2019)

Further reading:

Background:

Lange, G. M., Wodon, Q., & Carey, K. (Eds.). (2018). The changing wealth of nations 2018: Building a sustainable future. The World Bank. [Read Executive Summary]

Griggs, D. J., Nilsson, M., Stevance, A., & McCollum, D. (2017). A guide to SDG interactions: from science to implementation. International Council for Science, Paris. [Read Chapters on Goal 14 and Next Steps]

Rittel, H. W., & Webber, M. M. (1973). 2.3 planning problems are wickedPolity4(155), e169.

Detailed material on SDGs and Oceans problems:

Singh, G. G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Swartz, W., Cheung, W., Guy, J. A., Kenny, T. A., … & Sumaila, R. (2018). A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals. Marine Policy93, 223-231.

Fishing:

Jentoft, S., & Chuenpagdee, R. (2009). Fisheries and coastal governance as a wicked problemMarine Policy33(4), 553-560.

Gagern, A., & van den Bergh, J. (2013). A critical review of fishing agreements with tropical developing countriesMarine Policy38, 375-386.

Mallory, T. G. (2013). China’s distant water fishing industry: Evolving policies and implicationsMarine Policy38, 99-108.

Belhabib, D., Sumaila, U. R., Lam, V. W., Zeller, D., Le Billon, P., Kane, E. A., & Pauly, D. (2015). Euros vs. Yuan: comparing European and Chinese fishing access in West AfricaPloS one10(3), e0118351.

Smardon, Richard (2009). “The Mankote Mangrove: Microcosm of the Caribbean”, in Sustaining the World’s Wetlands, Springer US, pp. 267-300. [Read Chapter 9 only]

Effects of Climate on Ocean Ecosystem Services:

Mora, C., Frazier, A. G., Longman, R. J., Dacks, R. S., Walton, M. M., Tong, E. J., … & Ambrosino, C. M. (2013). The projected timing of climate departure from recent variabilityNature502(7470), 183.

Kroeker, K. J., Kordas, R. L., Crim, R. N., & Singh, G. G. (2010). Meta‐analysis reveals negative yet variable effects of ocean acidification on marine organismsEcology letters13(11), 1419-1434.

Langin, Katie. (2018). “Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands,” Science 1157-1158

Louime, C., Fortune, J., & Gervais, G. (2017). Sargassum invasion of coastal environments: a growing concernAm J Environ Sci13(1), 58-64.

Doyle, E. and J. Franks (2015). Sargassum Fact Sheet. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.

Schmidt, C., Krauth, T., & Wagner, S. (2017). Export of plastic debris by rivers into the seaEnvironmental science & technology51(21), 12246-12253.