The Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS) published the translation of its advisory report entitled ‘a changing sea: Recommendations for the sustainable management of the marine and coastal environment’. The report builds on actions taken by the Government of Catalonia with a view to ensuring their contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the UN 2030 Agenda and their medium- to long-term transformative potential, in accordance with the magnitude of the challenges and, especially, the opportunities related to the so-called “blue economy”.
The report also aims to develop the Government of Catalonia’s leadership in the promotion of the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in Catalonia and contribute to compliance with the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which has set 2020 as the deadline to achieve Good Environmental Status of EU marine waters.
The recommendations included in this CADS report are geared towards making progress in the sustainable management of the marine and coastal environment, making the conservation of the marine environment compatible with the socio-economic activity that takes place in it or directly affects it, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Read More