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Toward a Blue Economy: A Promise for Sustainable Growth in the Caribbean

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A World Bank report examining how the transition to a ‘blue economy’ for Caribbean countries could not only generate growth, but also help countries to gain greater resilience to external shocks by better preserving the ocean.

The report ‘Toward a Blue Economy: A Promise for Sustainable Growth in the Caribbean’ estimates that Caribbean waters generated US$407 billion in 2012. This amount mainly comes from cargo shipped through Caribbean waters, tourism and oil and gas production.

At the same time, the promise of growth is accompanied by increasing threats to the ocean environment. The authors highlight ten principles for investments in a Caribbean blue economy and provide a framework for policymakers to set smart policy and measure economic and environmental benefits.



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