and Territories Association
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), Greenland, New Caledonia, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Wallis and Futuna
Since the signing of the Oceans Declaration in 2019, OCTA has been working on developing a Blue Economy Roadmap for the OCTs, with a view to realizing the potential of the overseas countries and territories for sustainable blue growth (blue economy). Starting in December 2020, this work has been undertaken by Cowi, one of the largest policy consultancies in the field.
The Blue Economy Roadmap sets out the analyses made from data collected from a participatory process, which explored OCT stakeholders’ perception to the next step requirements, aspirations, gaps and challenges. This was done in parallel with in-depth examinations carried out by three experts representing four blue economy sub-sectors. Following this extensive work, a step-by step approach by way of recommendations aimed at facilitating the emergence of OCT Blue Economic Sectors (BES) has been created and integrated in this Study.
We are happy to announce that the Blue Economy Roadmap Study, realised by an external consultancy company and containing important recommendations for OCTs – both as a group and individually, has been published. It is available for download here, as well as in the website ‘Resources’ section.
For any additional information, please contact Andrei Moarcas, Environment & Energy Advisor, at email@example.com