The Blue New Deal: How to Save our Oceans

Monday, January 30, 2023

This weeks show covers about 71% of the globe and some how we haven't talked about it before.  The Green New Deal is a plan for economic and ecological transformation across the earth, but where do the sea and ocean play into this? Do we need a plan for making sure this vast space full of resources and natural beauty is saved from the logic of the market?

This week on the show we are joined by Professor Chris Armstrong, author of the new book "A Blue New Deal: Why we need a new politics for the ocean". We discuss with Chris how U.N treaties have shaped the current exploitation of the global south through fishing rights and sea bed mining , how  we can develop carbon positive industries by caring for the sea and he lays out the arguments for a treaty on the rights of sea life.


Shout Outs

Ocean Rebellion @oceanrebellion

Sea Shepherd @seashepherd

Support to everyone out on strike on Feb 1st. Teachers, Rail workers, Nurses, Ambulance drivers. You're all fighting for a better world. @eiecampaign