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Improving Future Ocean Governance – Governance of Global Goods in an Age of Global Shifts

Alf Håkon Hoel

A report about ocean governance.

This policy paper provides recommendations as to how G20 states can:

  • consolidate their own capacity and assist non-G20 states in taking responsibility for strengthening marine science and implementation of existing regulatory frameworks,
  • exercise innovative global and regional leadership to address emerging opportunities and associated governance challenges and
  • facilitate the meaningful involvement of the private sector and the public in ensuring a collective governance order around oceans.

About the Author

Alf Håkon Hoel

Alf Håkon Hoel

Global Fellow, Polar Institute,
Professor of Ocean Law and Policy, College of Fisheries Science, University of Tromsø - the Arctic University of Norway; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Marine Research
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Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more