Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)
Greening the Blue Economy in Pomorskie, Poland
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.