Blue New Deal
The Blue New Deal sets a vision for revitalising coastal communities and protecting the natural resources they depend on. Their aim is to balance the economic and social needs of communities with those of our marine environment, ensuring their return to prosperity. The UK coast and seas are assets to our society, and the authors want to see thriving communities full of happy, active people who are able to enjoy and benefit from healthy seas. Medmerry Managed Realignment features in their report on innovative ways to address coastal issues.
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The UK's long coastline is relatively accessible to all of its population. The coast is the focus of important economic, environmental and social activities. Some of the country's most important natural habitats and heritage sites are located on the coast. The coast also concentrates important economic activities from fishing to ports to offshore energy generation. A new study, Impacts... Read More»
In late 2009 the Government awarded £11 million in grants to local authorities who demonstrated the best and most innovative ideas for dealing with and adapting to coastal change. To its delight, Chichester District Council was awarded £450,000 and and became part of the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. The project began properly in May 2010 and continued until the end of June 2011. A total... Read More»
Blue Growth is the long term European strategy to support sustainable growth in the coastal and maritime sectors as a whole. Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The EU Commission adopted... Read More»