European Union

Directive 2014/89/EU establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning

Legislative
Eu Directive
Passed in 2014
This document establishes a framework for maritime spatial planning aimed at promoting the sustainable growth of maritime economies, the sustainable development of marine areas and the sustainable use of marine resources.

Article 5 on the objectives of maritime spatial planning states that "Member States shall aim to contribute to the sustainable development of energy sectors at sea, of maritime transport, and of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and to the preservation, protection and improvement of the environment, including resilience to climate change impacts. In addition, Member States may pursue other objectives such as the promotion of sustainable tourism and the sustainable extraction of raw materials."

Article 8 on setting up maritime spatial plans stipulates that activities contained within this documents may include the production of energy from renewable sources.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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