As negotiations on the budget for post-2013 EU policies are coming to a conclusion, the CPMR welcomes the impetus given to Europe’s maritime dimension through the blue growth strategy and the practical implementation of these guidelines in European maritime policies.
On 10 September 2013, the CPMR’s Intercommission Working Group on Transport will meet in Brussels. The first session will focus on assessing the extent to which the CPMR’s proposals on the CEF and TEN-T have been taken into consideration, in preparation of the accessibility session of the CPMR General Assembly in Saint-Malo on 27 September.
Mrs. Lowri Evans, Director General DGMare, Mr. Bernhard Friess Director of the Directorate "Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic" and other DGMare representatives have attended the workshops about GEPETO project.
The European Commission launched a maritime strategy for the Atlantic Ocean, which outlined a number of areas where we believe that there is scope for EU-level action to support the coastal and maritime economies of the Member States along the Atlantic seaboard.
The European Commission today proposed new rules to ensure that European ships are only recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environmentally sound. More than 1000 large old commercial ships, such as tankers and container vessels, are recycled for their scrap metal every year, but many European ships end up in substandard facilities on the tidal beaches of South Asia. These facilities mostly lack the environmental protection and safety measures needed to manage the hazardous materials contained in end-of-life ships. These include asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tributyl tin and oil sludge. This leads to high accident rates and health risks for workers and extensive environmental pollution.
Brussels, 23 March 2012 - The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT), an interactive web-based tool on adaptation to climate change, goes online today at the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, joined Ida Auken, Denmark's Minister for the Environment, and the EEA's Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade for the launch.
The purpose of the conference is to initiate a debate on the role and importance of physical planning to protect biodiversity as a tool for coordinating and integrating interdisciplinary policies in order to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity protection. Experience and best practices from European Union member states will be presented, enabling an assessment of biodiversity as a decision-making booster in the field of habitat and species protection within and beyond the Natura 2000 areas network.
16th - 17th June 2011
Oceanogrŕfic of the City of Arts and Sciences,