In the maritime context, UNIDO works to promote sustainable industrial development through partnerships and initiatives that promote cleaner production and resource efficiency, as well as the development of eco-industrial parks and clusters. Some examples of UNIDO's work in the maritime sector include:
- Promoting sustainable ship recycling practices in South Asia through capacity building programs and support for the development of sustainable ship recycling facilities.
- Supporting the development of the blue economy in small island developing states through initiatives that promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, marine renewable energy, and coastal tourism.
- Supporting the development of sustainable industrial parks and clusters in coastal areas, with a focus on promoting resource efficiency and circular economy principles.
- Promoting the adoption of clean technologies in the maritime sector, such as renewable energy systems for ships and cleaner production methods for marine industries.