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This brief summarizes activities and results of ocean accounting pilot in Samoa. The objective of this pilot was to develop tourism satellite accounts as a step towards assessing the full economic impact of tourism. The pilot looked at the linkages between the tourism satellite accounts and National Accounts, and the linkages to Water and Energy Accounts. This information helps policy makers and planners to consider the broader impacts and trade-offs of different policies thus, facilitating the sustainable planning and development of the tourism industry. An extension to the initial pilot focuses on land-based pollution and the link between waste generated by tourism and the impact on the ocean.

Click here to read additional ocean accounting pilots were conducted in Thailand, Viet Nam, Beihai, Guangxi, China, and Straits of Malacca.