Today, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation.
The fourth edition of The Economist’s Sustainability Summit will marshal the evidence to measure past progress, and assess where and how policymakers, financial institutions and business leaders should act. Where are we on the sustainability front compared with where we need to be? In what areas are efforts still falling short? Has the world already passed the point of no return in terms of climate change? And to what extent should efforts be directed at adaptation rather than mitigation?
In the context of the EU funded projects providing technical assistance to ENP beneficiary countries, EMSA invited Black and Caspian Sea and SAFEMED IV Projects’ representatives participating in the Pilot Project on AIS information sharing to attend the 15th MAREΣ Experts Working Group meeting organised in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and held in Venice on 27 November 2018.
EMSA has recently secured four contracts for maritime surveillance services based on remotely piloted aircraft systems. These contracts will provide increased maritime surveillance capabilities to European agencies and member states within the context of their coast guard functions.
Together with the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project, the SEArica Intergroup has taken the initiative to organise an event to discuss solutions to conserve biodiversity and increase the resilience of natural resources in the Mediterranean Sea with major stakeholders such as European Institutions, public authorities, scientific institutions, regional organisations, protected area managers. It will also be an opportunity for the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community actors to present their findings, and their recommendations found in various Mediterranean countries, at protected area levels.