Journal article

Innovative financing mechanism for blue economy projects

Raghu Dharmapuri Tirumala, Piyush Tiwari

Marine Policy | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020

Abstract

Investments flowing into blue economy projects are estimated to be much lesser than the requirements, for achieving the targets set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Blue economy projects are typically financed through conventional means of public and development finance. However, the nature and characteristics of blue economy projects transcend the need to extend beyond the conventional financing options of multilateral/bilateral aid. The objective of this article is to assess if the existing blue economy initiatives are adequate to the sectoral investment needs and to develop contours of a framework that could accelerate the blue economy investments. The research finds that the ..

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