Green and blue economic recovery
In previous times of crisis, we have made the mistake of sidelining the environment. This time we hope and believe that this will not be the case. Europe’s major institutions, ministers from 17 EU countries and an alliance of major companies are calling for the economic stimulus to be environmentally sustainable. The message is clear: kickstart the economy and guarantee jobs while at the same time heading towards carbon neutrality, getting rid of plastic, ensuring cleanwater, land and air, and restoring ecosystems, landscapes, habitats and species. The Balearic Islands' prosperity depends on the sea and the environment being in good shape. Maintaining the natural infrastructure should be at the centre of our economic recovery. Without it we can’t achieve the sustainable tourism model that we all want. Fortunately, we are not starting from zero. The Balearics can be in the vanguard of a green (and blue!) economic recovery, a light that illuminates the rest of the Mediterranean.
The Balearic sea and coast are essential to the well-being of citizens and to key economic sectors such as tourism, water sports and fishing. The conservation of marine and coastal habitats, which are our marine capital, guarantees more benefits and services in the future. Marilles is designing a marine capital accounting system to highlight this relationship. We will shortly launch a pilot project with the Reserva Marina de Llevant.
The benefits of marine reserves in the Mediterranean
The marine natural capital of the Llevant Marine Reserve in Mallorca.