Top features of the week: October 12

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This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Hanna Paulomäki and Magnus Eckeskog asked how we can find the right balance between nature conservation and fisheries management.

Image One Corporation showed in an infographic how eliminating paper can be extremely rewarding for businesses, helping both profits and the planet. We also discussed La Jewellery, the latest edition of our ethical retailer of the week and explored how ecotourism has proved a valuable way of preserving the Lapland’s region environment.

1. Finding the right balance between nature conservation and fisheries management – who will pull the strings?

Hanna Paulomäki and Magnus Eckeskog: While our oceans are under threat, important decisions must be made over the management of fisheries and Marine Protected Areas in European Seas, write Hanna Paulomäki and Magnus Eckeskog from marine conservation group Oceana. But will nature conservation directors have equal input to fisheries leaders, or will economic concerns prevail in talks held behind closed doors? Read more.

2. How going paperless can help businesses and the planet – infographic

Image One Corporation: Eliminating paper can be extremely rewarding for businesses, not only to reduce their environmental impact, but also because it increases security and saves companies money, writes Image One Corporation. Read more.

3. Ethical retailer of the week: La Jewellery

Ilaria Bertini: La Jewellery is an ethical jewellery producer that takes inspiration from the charm of Wales to realise unique pieces that have little impact on the environment and are made with responsibly sourced silver. Read more.

4. Top ecotourism destination: Lapland

Ilaria Bertini: Lapland is a region extending across Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia that offers spectacular natural landscapes. As one of the places worst hit by climate change, ecotourism has proved a valuable way of preserving this fragile environment. Read more.

5. Book review: No Logo – Naomi Klein (2010)

Charlotte Malone: No Logo explores the concept of branding and globalisation. The book is a mix of cultural analysis, political manifesto, mall-rat memoir and journalist expose. Read more.

Photo: Images of Money via Flickr