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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

The Potential of the Blue Economy - Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for SIDS and Coastal Least Developed Countries

Publication Year: 2017 Publisher: UN and World Bank Group

Related Goals

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This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries; to identify some of the key challenges its adoption poses; and to suggest some broad next steps that are called for in order to ensure its implementation.