The Sustainable Blue Economy: EU’s actions must match its words

By |november 30th, 2018|Biodiversity, blue growth, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, marine ecosystems, News, Ocean governance, oceans, overfishing, seas and oceans|

As global leaders met at the world’s first Sustainable Blue Economy conference this week, the EU must face the sobering reality of the state of our ocean and stand by its commitments to sustainably protect and effectively manage Europe’s seas before it’s too late, writes Dr Samantha Burgess.

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Which is more blue, Arctic sealing or the EU seal ban?

By |december 7th, 2017|Arctic sealing, blue growth, carbon footprint, environmental sustainability, Food chain sustainability, Greenland, Inuit, News, seal hunting, sealing, sustainable growth|

The EU advocates for Blue Economy, the new framework for the sustainable growth in the marine sector. Does Arctic sealing, a traditional activity widely condemned by the EU and others, actually qualify as a component of the blue economy?

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The Presidency report: The Blue Horizon

By |junij 30th, 2017|blue growth, coastal regions, decarbonisation, fish stocks, Maltese Presidency, News, The Blue Horizon, The Presidency|

“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” said Christopher Columbus. With Malta at the helm, Europe’s trade winds have caught the sails of a new generation.

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