Trade and the Blue Economy
This course explores the origins of the blue economy and the manner in which it is regulated under international, regional and national governance frameworks. This includes the gaps in regulation/implementation that will allow continued erosion of the natural ocean capital – with a particular emphasis on how the trade context affects and is affected by the Blue Economy agenda. Using case studies, it will also consider how the blue economy and its sustainable development has been and is best integrated into national and regional development plans. It identifies best practice and ultimately explores how best the Blue Economy can yield substantial opportunities and benefits to small island development states, like those of CARICOM.