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Blue Economy Strategies

Blue Economy Strategies in the CLME+

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Antigua and Barbuda No specific strategy document, but explicitly referenced as a policy priority; refers to national maritime strategy; there is a Ministry of Social Transformation and the Blue Economy; announced establishment of Centre of Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at the University of the West Indies; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments. www.abregistry.ag
ab.gov.ag
www.fenews.co.uk
nl4worldbank.org
Barbados
No specific strategy, but explicitly working towards it; a focus UN Joint SDG Fund support; have completed with UNDP support a Blue Economy Scoping Study; have a Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy; noting IDB support; addressed in recently posted consultancy from UNDP
jointsdgfund.org
www.bb.undp.org
www.barbadosadvocate.com
procurement-notices.undp.org
Belize
No specific strategy document or instrument; has a Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation; along with the other Commonwealth nations in the CLME+ group, is a signatory of the Commonwealth Blue Charter, which has embedded within it a Blue Economy vision and commitment
www.sanpedrosun.com
bluecharter.thecommonwealth.org
Brazil
no explicit strategy; there is a coastal zone plan; much of the attention appears focused on MPAs; attention to marine spatial planning and blue economy;
www.marinha.mil.br
www.earthsystemgovernance.net
www.mspglobal2030.org
Colombia
no blue economy strategy, but blue economy mentioned as part of 'Circular Economy' strategy, in National Policy for the Ocean and Coastal Spaces
unece.org
Costa Rica
has developed Oceans strategy with sustainability emphasis (focused on commercial fisheries); part of relevant regional (Central America) GEF project, but focused on Pacific;
unctad.org
unctad.org
unctad.org
www.thegef.org
Dominica
No specific strategy, but has prepared a Blue Economy Scoping Study as a step; National Resilience Development Strategy includes emphasis on blue economy elements; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments.
clmeplus.org
observatorioplanificacion.cepal.org
nl4worldbank.org
Dominican Republic
No specific strategy; a National Action Plan for Protection of the Marine Environment; limited attention to blue economy considerations in NBSAP; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments.
www.cbd.int
nl4worldbank.org
Grenada
Yes: Blue Growth Coastal Management Plan; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments; addressed in recently posted consultancy from UNDP; a focus of UN Joint SDG Fund support
clmeplus.org
nl4worldbank.org
procurement-notices.undp.org
jointsdgfund.org
Guatemala
no explicit strategy; part of relevant regional (Central America) GEF project, but focused on Pacific ; hosted online training on Marine Spatial Planning and Sustainable Blue Economy in October 2020;
www.thegef.org
Guyana
No; some coverage of relevant sectors in Green State Development Strategy; Integrated Coastal Zone Management plan dates to 2000.
www.doe.gov.gy
Haiti
no explicit strategy; very little mention, other than in lists of countries in regional programs; IDB project supports blue economy plans for coastal communities.
www.iadb.org/
Honduras
no explicit strategy; high level policy emphasis; part of relevant regional (Central America) GEF project, but focused on Pacific; mangrove and artisanal/small-scale fishery work is framed as blue economy work;
presidencia.gob.hn
www.thegef.org
www.ndf.fi
resiliencenexus.org
Jamaica
No specific strategy; policy emphasis; included as an objective in National Development Plan; Jamaica used for an interesting case study of how to construct Satellite Account to measure blue economy contribution
jis.gov.jm
www.hellenicshippingnews.com
observatorioplanificacion.cepal.org
www.caribank.org
Mexico
part of relevant regional (Central America) GEF project, but focused on Pacific ; participated in online training for marine spatial planning and blue economy in Oct 2020; hosted World Ocean Summit 2018 with significant blue economy emphasis; member of high-level panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy; emphasis seems to be on small-scale fisheries, certification, and aquaculture (with tourism taken as obvious/given)
www.thegef.org
events.economist.com
www.wri.org
mexico.edf.org
Panama
no explicit strategy, and not many mentions in policy docs or news items; Panama comes up in regional initiatives; site for training event on marine spatial planning and blue economy; part of relevant regional (Central America) GEF project, but focused on Pacific
www.mspglobal2030.org
St. Kitts and Nevis
no explicit strategy; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments; projects working toward National Ocean Policy, Marine Spatial Plan, and Coastal Master Plan
nl4worldbank.org
St. Lucia
no explicit strategy; included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments; has been in process of finalizing National Ocean Policy, Marine Spatial Plan, and Coastal Master Plan; blue economy is aligned with St. Lucia's participation in Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme
nl4worldbank.org
www.govt.lc/
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
included in World Bank-commissioned consultancy for blue economy assessments; blue economy is aligned with St. Vincent and the Grenadines' participation in Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme; relevant elements in National Economic and Social Development Plan; an emphasis of World Bank programming; addressed in recently posted consultancy from UNDP; a focus of UN Joint SDG Fund support
nl4worldbank.org
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk
observatorioplanificacion.cepal.org
www.worldbank.org
procurement-notices.undp.org
jointsdgfund.org
Suriname
No explicit strategy; virtually no mentions found in policy docs or news items, beyond listing in some regional programs like GEF-funding for CLME+
Trinidad and Tobago
no explicit strategy; linking marine spatial planning to blue economy; some relevant content in national development strategy
www.mspglobal2030.org
www.planning.gov.tt
United States of America
no explicit strategy, but has announced significant govt resources for blue economy; NOAA quite active; can also consider state-level plans (e.g. Florida)
www.state.gov
www.noaa.gov
www.floridaoceanalliance.org

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