With a coastline 7 times as long as the United States’ and 4 times as long as Russia’s, the EU’s maritime regions are home to almost half the EU’s population and account for almost half its GDP. Fisheries and the maritime economy are drivers for jobs and growth in Europe’s coastal communities. Full article…
The Council adopted conclusions on Paris Agreement and preparations for the UNFCCC meetings (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017).
The Council adopted conclusions on the European Union priorities for the third meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) (Nairobi, 4-6 December 2017).
The EU´s 9 outermost regions have unique features and assets for their maritime economy. A recent study financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has identified concrete opportunities to improve the competitiveness of the blue economies of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy.
In wake of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods, reducing risks and better adaptation will be crucial. How can Europe best meet this challenge?
Join us for the launch of our new EEA report and policy debate on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.