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Sustainable blue economy framework in OIC countries: a cross-jurisdictional perspective

Omoola, Sodiq (2022) Sustainable blue economy framework in OIC countries: a cross-jurisdictional perspective. In: 7th International Conference on Intellectual Advancement (ICIA) 2022, 17th and 18th September 2022, Male, Maldives. (Unpublished)

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According to a 2021 Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) environmental report, economic activities in OIC countries have contributed immensely to environmental degradation and a high risk of depleting their water resources. There seems to be an agreement on the need to improve the livelihood of coastal communities and their marine resources but the strategies and approaches differ. This paper is an enquiry into the strategies for the blue economy in four OIC countries. They are selected small island developing countries (SIDS) that rely on tourism activities such as Indonesia, the Maldives and maritime nations such as Malaysia and Nigeria. This paper adopts doctrinal methodology and strategic analysis techniques to determine internal and external factors in a sustainable blue economy among the selected countries that are also members of the OIC. Preliminary findings show that state strategies reflect the economic objectives of the selected countries and are not necessarily a matter of universality in the blue economy frameworks. The study concludes that there is no single framework that can be applied to all countries to achieve a sustainable blue economy. The level of commitment to achieving a Blue ocean cannot be sacrificed without achieving sustainable livelihood for inhabitants of the coastal states and maritime nations. The implication of this study is to consider the blue economy framework as one of the indices in OIC environmental reports.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Additional Information: 102330/8641
Uncontrolled Keywords: blue economy, jurisdiction, OIC, sustainability, environment.
Subjects: K Law > K1150 Maritime Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Sodiq Omoola
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 15:05
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 15:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/102330

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