Montserrat Blue Economy Scoping Study
Sep 15, 2021
Montserrat has the unique opportunity to capitalise on the emerging blue economy (BE) as a way to build forward better in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to advance the BE agenda, the Government of Montserrat (GoM) expressed their desire to explore BE opportunities.
The UNDP Multi-Country Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean collaborated with the GoM and a team of consultants to undertake a rapid preliminary assessment of the status of Montserrat’s Blue Economy to help build a snapshot of the island's current blue wealth and productivity. The study aimed to uncover the constraints to developing a more productive blue economy and assess the potential for generating greater value, creating equitable blue growth and promoting climate resilience. It provides guidance on the blue economy opportunities that can be explored, and best fit the local context in Montserrat. Sector specific opportunities that support the overarching framework of blue economy development are also outlined.