The Blue Economy and Blue Growth

The concepts of the Blue Economy and Blue Growth are related. The Blue Economy refers to the use of seas and coasts for economic activities. Blue Growth refers to the expansion of such marine and coastal activities in a planned way. The latter also involves sustainability: Blue Growth strategies include the premise that healthy ocean ecosystems are more productive (and therefore more supportive of ocean-based economies) than unhealthy ones – so such growth should be done with conservation and long-term sustainability in mind.

The following items offer a primer on these concepts and how they can be used to advance economies, often in a sustainable way.


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