Conceptual Nexuses between Sustainable Development and Blue-Green Economy: An Analysis of the Importance of Adopting Blue-Green Economic Principles in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Nipuni Dissanayake, Athula Withanawasam, Athambawa Sarjoon


Blue-Green economic principles are considered an important parameter to achieve sustainable development. The United Nations’ mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also emphasize the importance of adopting Blue-Green economic principles in national development policies to ensure the sustainability of socio-economic development. This paper has paid attention to examine the conceptual nexus between sustainable development and the Blue-Green economy as a condition for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Using the existing secondary literature available in the forms of literary books, journal articles and reports, this study has found that focusing and adopting conceptual bases of the Blue-Green economy is an unavoidable aspect of achieving many of the important Sustainable Development Goals which are fundamental for achieving other goals.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Blue-Green Economy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/12-6-10

Publication date:March 31st 2021

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