Youth &
the Blue Economy

What is the Blue Economy?

The blue economy has a huge potential to drive sustainable growth. … A new joint initiative, namely ‘Go Blue‘, will contribute to unlocking precisely these potential sea-land opportunities in coastal urban centres by promoting sustainable economic growth, sea-land development and maritime law enforcement.

Ten percent of the world’s population depends on fisheries for their livelihoods, and 4.3 billion people are reliant on fish for 15 percent of their animal protein intake, Graziano da Silva told participants

The green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment.

The blue economy concept seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion and preservation or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability—all issues integral to the 2030 Agenda. So, to build a blue economy, we will need to put sustainability at its centre.

The ‘Blue Economy‘ is an emerging concept which encourages better stewardship of our ocean or ‘blue‘ resources. … Similar to the ‘Green Economy‘, the blue economy model aims for improvement of human wellbeing and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

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