The BSPC’s Rapporteurs on Integrated Maritime Policy, MP Philipp da Cunha and MP Jörgen Pettersson have issued their comprehensive Report 2022 – 2023 on Developments in Integrated Maritime Policy.
The report once again underlines the crucial importance of maritime issues and challenges in the BSPC’s work.
It summarises – in addition to the oral report during the 31st BSPC – the developments in the Integrated Maritime Policy since the 30th BSPC. It informs about the Maritime Rapporteurs’ activities, important conferences, and events over the past two years.
The Report focuses on energy and security issues and infrastructural and environmental aspects of maritime policy. It also presents legislative developments and overarching elements.
The Report again addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Maritime policy and the Maritime economy and refers to the effects of Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine.
Significant attention is being directed towards several key sectors, namely cruise shipping, shipyards, supply chains and the twin green and digital transition.
Emerging sectors, such as the Blue Bioeconomy, are also discussed. The report also addresses ocean governance, with the EU’s commitment to conserve and sustain marine biodiversity.