A letter and a corresponding document with some suggestions for the Commission’s progress report on the Integrated Maritime Policy were sent to Commissioner Damanaki. This input was prepared by the regional NGOs: MIO-ECSDE, GREENPEACE, WWF, BIRD LIFE INTERNATIONAL, EEB, SEAS AT RISK, OCEAN 2012 and COALITION CLEAN BALTIC.
With this document, the above mentioned NGOs wish to contribute collectively to the development of a strong and successful Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union. The document contains a collection of thoughts and recommendations on a range of issues brought together by our issue experts. The overarching message our organisations wish to convey is that all efforts to integrate maritime policies with one another must:
- recognise the centrality of healthy marine ecosystems to the sustainability of the sea’s resources;
- result in the integration of environmental considerations into all maritime policy fields;
- ensure a better understanding of the cumulative impacts of human uses of maritime space;
- lead to an environmentally sustainable, as well as energy and natural resource efficient maritime economy.
Find below the NGO contribution to the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy document: