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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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Policy recommendations

This chapter provides key recommendations related to boosting the supply of skills in blue economy sectors in Pomorskie, Poland. Through identification of what skills are in demand, Pomorskie can increase growth in the blue economy. Boosting these skills will support businesses to develop more sustainable production processes to further the transition to a greener local economy. Within Pomorskie, more can be done to better articulate a vision for the green economy within blue economy sectors, assist businesses in seizing opportunities to green sectors, encourage knowledge sharing in collaboration with businesses, and leverage the use of European Social Funds for skills training activities. With these strategies in mind, actors at the local and national level can coordinate the governance of these policies to maximize the growth of Poland’s blue economy at the local level.

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