New study on "The implications of the ocean governance framework established by the United Nations for the implementation of the EU MSP Directive"

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Date: 
16 May, 2022

The European MSP Platform has just published a study on “The implications of the ocean governance framework established by the United Nations for the implementation of the EU MSP Directive”. As an aid to Member States, as they implement the EU ‘MSP Directive’ (2014/89/EU), this study provides an overview of the relevant international instruments and other processes of direct and indirect relevance to the preparation of maritime spatial plans, together with an indication of the practical implications of these instruments and commitments in six thematic areas – Sustainable Development; Conservation and Biodiversity; Climate Change; Marine Pollution; Disaster Risk reduction and Land-Sea Interaction. As MSP aims to manage across sectors, the application of international instruments to key maritime sectors – Shipping and Navigation; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Energy; Seabed Mining; Trade and Labour; and Marine Scientific Research is also outlined.

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The implications of the ocean governance framework established by the United Nations for the implementation of the EU MSP Directive, April 2022