• Tuesday 02, Feb 2021

UfM Ministers commit to strengthen the blue economy sector and promote sustainable growth in the Mediterranean

Six years after the first Union for Mediterranean Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy, Ministers adopted on 2 February a new declaration, firmly committing to cooperate closely and address joint challenges in key blue economy sectors.

They agree to promote transformative policies and tools such as maritime clusters or maritime spatial planning, and support the overall shift towards low-emission technologies and circular blue economy. New joint activities and projects will be set up on a wide range of issues, including “blue skills”, marine litter, marine renewable energies and nature-based tourism.