The Outermost Regions: European lands In the world - Saint-Martin (2020)

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Date : 25/03/2020

By encouraging the outermost regions to capitalise on their unique assets, the strategy seeks to support these regions in creating new opportunities, boosting innovation and jobs in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, climate change and circular economy, and deepening cooperation with neighbour countries.

Two years on, the main developments in Saint Martin are:

  • Greater resilience and adaptation to climate change, through a risk management system for disasters including raising awareness, assessing alert systems and acquiring a meteorological radar to improve weather forecasts;
  • A more dynamic and sustainable circular economy, raising awareness and implementing communication actions on recycling and waste sorting, and carrying out a study for the island to improve waste management;
  • Energy provision through pre-feasibility studies on potential geothermal resources and on electricity interconnection between the islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Kitts;
  • Digital accessibility, by establishing underground optical fibre networks to improve connectivity in all districts and by carrying out prefeasibility studies for digital interconnection between the Leeward Islands.
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