05 Aug 2020
Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 in action
The European Commission has newly adopted an updated action plan for a sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the EU Atlantic area. The Atlantic action plan 2.0 is a revamped maritime strategy to foster a sustainable blue economy and the EU Green Deal.
Focusing on offsetting the adverse socio-economic impact of the crisis, the new action plan proposes concrete actions for the development of the blue economy in the Atlantic, addressing challenges, such as:
- The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the development of renewable energy – by supporting research and investment in marine renewable energy (going beyond offshore wind) for which the Atlantic has a huge potential;
- The fight against marine pollution – by promoting green shipping and coordinating actions against marine litter;
- The creation of new jobs – by addressing the skills gaps in the blue economy sectors and by supporting cooperation between EU training centres and businesses;
- The adaptation to climate change – by improving coastal observation and designing and promoting cost effective coastal protection measures.
Read the new approach to the Atlantic maritime strategy – Atlantic action plan 2.0.