30 Jun '15, 3pm

How to revitalise the UK's coastal communities (via @NEF)

How to revitalise the UK's coastal communities (via @NEF)

Revitalising coastal economies & the ecosystems they depend on Photo credit: © Rachel Gannon June 30, 2015 // By: Fernanda Balata Many coastal communities in the UK are experiencing high levels of inequality, lower wages and higher levels of unemployment than similar areas further inland. As an island nation, the UK has access to an unrivalled wealth of natural resources. But our failure to properly manage them has led to decades of unfulfilled potential — fewer jobs, lower revenues, unnecessary public costs, and unsustainable coastal economies. We believe that it is possible to balance the economic and social needs of communities with those of our marine environment, ensuring prosperity for the future. Today, we are launching the UK-wide Blue New Deal initiative to identify solutions and practical measures that can help deliver this vision. Our new report starts this conv...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/revitalising-coast...

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