CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2022/ PRNewswire/– Produced by MIT Technology Evaluation Insights in association with Morgan Stanley, the Blue Technology Barometer 2022/23 (BTB) is the 2nd annual relative ranking of 66 countries and territories on the development they are making towards sustainability by securing the ocean environment, monitoring marine activity, contributing to technology development, and how well federal governments carry out reliable coastal policies.
Based on qualitative and quantitative research study carried out in between May 2022 and October 2022, the interactive index programs which countries are progressing the fastest in worldwide efforts to slow the effects of climate modification on the marine environment, safeguard waters from overfishing, and tackle the difficulty of collecting plastic in the ocean.
The crucial findings of the report are as follows:
- The United Kingdom keeps its blue leadership position for a 2nd year. In the 2022/23 rankings, the UK keeps its first-place rank (albeit with a slightly lower rating than in 2015), thanks to its ongoing ocean sustainability efforts and forward movement to designate Extremely Secured Marine Areas. Germany follows closely, as it did in the previous year with a strong advocacy of coastal marine conservation, which has also taken actions to speed up offshore wind energy advancement.
- Japan and the Netherlands are brand-new entrants to the top 10. Total scores for both were brought up by their enhancements in clean development, while the Netherlands (10th) also had solid numbers for policy and guidelines. Japan (9th) replaced South Korea as the only nation in the top 10 that’s not a Western economy after the latter slipped to 11th place from 10th in 2021. This year, the leading 10 blue innovation leaders are still all mature economies.
- Nordic countries stay in the top 10. Thanks to their rich digital technology innovation environments, Denmark (3rd), Finland (4th), Sweden (7th), and Norway (8th) develop a considerable blue leadership block. For Sweden, this has handled an added geopolitical measurement, as it works to alleviate the Baltic Sea contamination from the recent sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
- There are large rankings swings among countries kept in mind for making progress in ocean sustainability. For instance, Romania leapt 11 locations from 33rd to 22nd, due to enhanced sustainable fishing scores. On the other hand, two mature island economies dropped significantly in the rankings– Ireland fell 10 locations (from 16th to 26th) and Taiwan nine places, from 18th to 27th. Taiwan’s fishing markets are earning less progress in instituting sustainable practices. In Ireland’s case, 2021 saw no development in overseas energy generation capabilities.
- The countries at the bottom of the index reveal sluggish and uneven progress towards securing their maritime environments. The majority of these are developing economies, which struggle to allocate resources to marine preservation, stop working to invest consistently in renewable resource offshore, or are unable to maintain and preserve domestic– and worldwide certified– legal and policy facilities for maritime activity and sustainable fishing. Poor scores in the regulatory sphere forced down the ranking of a number of countries, especially Egypt (which fell from 37th to 50th place), Costa Rica (40th to 53rd place), and Israel (49th to 59th place).
“There is growing synergy between ocean- and land-based efforts to combat climate change,” says Laurel Ruma, worldwide editorial director, MIT Innovation Evaluation Insights. “Nevertheless, challenges have actually likewise increased. Some efforts to improve and preserve ocean health have actually made slow progress, and the concerns of these failures fall disproportionately on poorer nations, a lot of which are making every effort to enhance their own ocean sustainability efforts.”
To see the research findings, check out the interactive page or click here to download the report.
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