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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Steps towards a shared governance response for achieving Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean Sea.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Cinnirella S., Sardà R., Suárez-de Vivero J.L., Brennan R., Barausse A., Icely J., Luisetti T., March D., Murciano C., Newton A., O'Higgins T., Palmeri L., Palmieri M.G., Raux P., Rees S., Albaiges J., Pirrone N., Turner K.

Affiliazioni autori: CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research; CSIC-Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes; University of Seville; The Scottish Association for Marine Science; University of Padova; University of Algarve; Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Sistema d'observació i predicció costaner de les Illes Balears; CSIC-Centre d'Investigació i Desenvolupament; University of East Anglia;University of Western Brittany; University of Plymouth

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: The Mediterranean region is of fundamental importance to Europe given its strategic position. The responsibility for its overall ecosystem integrity is shared by European Union Member States (EU-MS) and other Mediterranean countries. A juxtaposition of overlapping governance instruments occurred recently in the region, with the implementation of both the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) for EU-MS and the Ecosystem Approach Strategy (ECAP) for all Mediterranean countries, including EU-MS. Both MSFD and ECAP are structured around vision-driven processes to achieve Good Environmental Status and a Healthy Environment, respectively. These processes have clear ecosystem-based, integrated policy objectives to guarantee the preservation and integrity of Mediterranean marine ecosystem goods and services. However, adoption of these instruments, especially those related to the new EUMS directives on marine policy, could result in a governance gap in addition to the well-known economic gap between the EU and the non-EU political blocs. We identify two complementary requirements for effective implementation of both MSFD and ECAP that could work together to reduce this gap, to ensure a better alignment between MSFD and ECAP and better planning for stakeholder engagement. These are key issues for the future success of these instruments in a Mediterranean region where discrepancies between societal and ecological objectives may pose a challenge to these processes.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 47


Ecology and Society The Resilience Alliance
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Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1708-3087

Numero volume: 19

Numero fascicolo: 4

DOI: 10.5751/ES-07065-190447

Referee: Sì: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Parole chiave:

  • ecosystem approach; environmental status; governance; legislation implementation; marine environment; Mediterranean; shared vision

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