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Council Conclusions on a sustainable blue economy

A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Council approved on 26 march 2021 the conclusions on a sustainable blue economy, which is based on four pillars: healthy oceans, knowledge, prosperity and social equity. 

Report on Sustainability criteria for the blue economy

The blue economy is a pivotal component of global economies. There is international consensus that the blue economy boosts employment and innovation, and offers significant opportunities for economic development and investment, including to local communities. The current output of the global blue economy, worth USD 1.5 trillion, is expected to double by 2030.

Making the transition from the "Blue Growth" to a "Sustainable Blue Economy"

The European Green Deal calls for a transformation of our economy to become a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where net emissions of greenhouse gases are phased out and the EU's natural capital is protected.

Commission welcomes agreement on the Connecting Europe Facility to fund greener, more sustainable transport and energy networks, and digitalisation

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposal, worth €33.7 billion, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.

H2020 DigiCirc - Blue Economy Market Consultation

DigiCirc (@DigiCirc) is an #H2020 #I INNOSUP project that aims to boost the #circulareconomy using digital tools by supporting innovative #SMEs in the development and marketing of solutions based on circular value chains through 3 acceleration programs on the following themes:

"#Circularcities", "#BlueEconomy" and "#Bioeconomy".

European Space Agency (ESA) Seeks Ocean Industry Input to Developing Space Priorities for Sustainable Maritime Growth

WOC Invites European Maritime and 'Blue Economy' Stakeholders to Help ESA Shape the Future of Space Systems in Supporting the Sustainable Maritime Sector The European Space Agency (ESA) and the World Ocean Council (WOC) are collaborating to advance the role of the agency in furthering ocean sustainable development, in support of the “Blue Worlds Task Force” which brings together ESA Member States representatives and ESA experts to focus on the Blue Economy.

BlueInvest Awards 2020 | The Pitch Battle

SMEs and start-ups seeking investment opportunities are welcome to send an Expression of Interest for the BlueInvest Awards.

- To be a candidate for the BlueInvest Awards 2021 you must:

- Be part of the BlueInvest Community (on Euroquity) or BlueInvest Project Pipeline or have been selected for BlueInvest Readiness Assistance.

- Be based in the EU or majority owned by EU nationals.

- Have a working product, technology or solution that is relevant to one of the pitch categories

Sustainable Fishing Tourism as a Tool to Strength the Blue Economy

The main objective of the project is to provide mentors/trainers and adult training organisations, effective training programs in order to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of adult learners and develop new entrepreneurial initiative in the maritime sectors.

In order to facilitate the learning and personalization of training courses, FIT4BLUE foresees the development of an open EU online platform through which users (mentors and adults/workers linked with coastal economy) can benefit from learning in an autonomous way.

Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries are turning the corner on overexploitation

New report shows that while most fish stocks remain overexploited, the number of stocks subject to overfishing has decreased for the first time in decades.  After decades of increasing human pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Sea marine ecosystems and fisheries resources, the latest data suggest that a corner is finally being turned on overexploitation of the region’s vital fish stocks.

Boosting Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Europe

To help meet the EU's goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission has presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy.

The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of ocean energy and other emerging technologies such as floating wind and solar by 2050.

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