British Virgin Islands Strategic Blue Economy Roadmap
Oct 23, 2020
This Strategic Blue Economy Roadmap, developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), sets out an integrated approach to ocean based sustainable development which brings together economy, environment and society, consistent with the Sustainable Development Agenda (2030), Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015).
The roadmap sets the direction and development pathways for future investment in and development of a sustainable ocean-based economy in the Virgin Islands. Specifically, the roadmap aims to create a revitalisation process that results in healthy ecosystems that are able to sustain growth in a number of economic sectors and provide an opportunity for building equitable societies. Over time this revitalisation will support the development of new sectors attracting greater investment and financial support to the blue economy resulting in a greater number of businesses supported by the blue economy. This revitalization will be supported by capable management institutions, focused on sustainable development, and enabled by an innovative and skilled private sector.