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Greening the Blue Economy in Pomorskie, Poland

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As coastal area on the Baltic Sea in north-central Poland, Pomorskie faces unique challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy, a diversified economy, growing population and significant natural resources. This report focuses on the sustainable development of the oceans and coastlines surrounding the region, known as the blue economy.

 

Based on an OECD survey designed to capture the needs and perceptions of local employers (mostly of small- and medium-sized enterprises [SME]), this report analyses the specific skills needed to support green growth in Pomorskie, and how related labour market and training programmes can be made more effective in supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.



 

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Greening company practices and the impact on skills in the blue economy sectors

This chapter presents the results of an OECD company survey with businesses in Pomorskie to understand the extent to which local companies are “greening” their workplace practices, products and services. The majority of firms surveyed are small and medium sized (SMEs) enterprises with business operations focused primarily in the Pomorskie region. The survey results indicate that companies face a number of real and perceived barriers to adopting green practices. Many are turning to business associations as training partners as opposed to universities or vocational education institutions. This survey also provides insights as to which skills are needed to boost the blue economy in Pomorskie.

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