This page provides sources of information about Small Island Developing States and the Blue Economy (which is vital to their ongoing success).
The Ocean Action Hub is an open, interactive website providing information and promoting action globally to support the implementation of SDG 14: Life below Water before 2030. The Hub was initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Governments of Sweden and Fiji. They devote a section of their work to SIDS.
The Sustainable Islands Platform (SISP) includes an informative section on the Blue Economy.
This short video clip produced by the UNDP describes some important facts about SIDS and their role in the Blue Economy.
The Japanese operator of a bulk carrier that struck a coral reef and caused an extensive oil spill off the coast of Mauritius in 2020 said the accident occurred after the ship shifted its course closer to shore than planned so its crewmembers could get mobile phone signals.
How do we ensure we learn lessons from this accident so that it is not repeated, anywhere?
This report from 2017, produced in conjunction with UN bodies and other stakeholders, provides detailed information about the benefits of investing in the Blue Economy.
This summary provides a good overview of the importance of the ocean to us all, and why we need to reverse its decline.
Positioned close to Madagascar, the Seychelles is made up of 115 islands, and its 72 Outer Islands are its most remote. New eco-tourism initiatives are helping to protect these beautiful places.
This summary report provides a good overview of the Caribbean islands and how they are responding to SDG 14 - Life Below Water.
This report by the Ocean Research Foundation (ORF) describes governance perspectives for the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean.
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