The importance of policy coherence for a better integration of marine protection in Marine Spatial Planning processes

In this post, we are sharing some reflections on what’s needed for marine protection and marine spatial planning to go hand in hand, with a focus on policy coherence.

Key points:
– Policy coherence can help make marine spatial planning a more ecosystem-based process, whereby alignment of policies, laws, and institutional arrangements can facilitate coordination between neighbouring countries and support regional approaches

– Policy coherence can help make marine spatial planning processes more aligned with other plans and programs required by the EU, such as the Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, etc

– Policy coherence can help mainstream biodiversity considerations more systematically into sectors and activities affecting our oceans

Read the full blog post here.

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