The Blue and Green Economy Program of the Forever Costa Rica aims to decrease the loss of marine and terrestrial biodiversity by promoting sustainable livelihoods and fostering partnerships between local communities and the productive, private and governmental sectors.

This Program is composed of several projects, such as the I Debt for Nature Swap between the United States and Costa Rica (of which we are administrators), the Gente project project, and the Boosting the local economy through conservation in La Cruz, La Cruz, Costa Rica., Guanacaste.

Also in this program we manage the special special climate change project for the French for the French Development Agency (AFD) for the period 2021-2022.

Strategic axes

Sustainable business entrepreneurship, training, incubation, acceleration, financing schemes.

Technological transformation adoption of productive technologies and sustainable nature-based solutions.

Local markets linkages to promote low-emission development and the use of ecosystem services.

What is the green economy?

The green economy leads to human well-beingsocial equity and the reduction of environmental impacts. Examples include investments in the sustainability of natural resources, ecosystems and biodiversity; agriculture; tourism; energy efficiency; renewable energies; green bonds, among others.

What is the blue economy?

Kayaking across a mangrove swamp
Photo: Steven Lara.

The blue economy comprises economic activities that use and manage marine, coastal or river resources in a sustainable manner.

Examples of the blue economy include investments that seek sustainability in fisheries, fish farming, tourism, energy, biotechnology, marine ecosystem conservation, and blue carbon, among others. others

Projects of Blue and Green Economy