Tag Archives: governance

Closed -consultation on improving our management of water quality in the environment

Closed 11:45 p.m.12th March 2019 Defra is consulting on proposals for improving the long-term planning of water resources and drainage, and proposals to modernise water regulation. The proposals include: reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when the Environment Agency can amend licences amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards making the

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Closed – Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

Closes 2nd August 2018. The Government has launched a consultation on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. The new legislation is intended to create a new statutory body for England to act as an independent environmental watchdog and hold the Government to account on environmental obligations in the post-Brexit era when there is

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Closed – North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Member Recruitment

NW-IFCA application deadline 12:00 Friday 8th June 2018 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has opened recruitment for new members for the Eastern, North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs). The North Western IFCA is looking for two new members; interest is welcomed from those with experience and interest in commercial

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Results of EC’s Ocean Governance Consultation Published

The European Commission has published a summary of the consultation responses received in response to its International Ocean Governance consultation which ran from June to October 2015. The consultation sought views on what the EU can do to promote the sustainable use of seas and oceans and preserve internationally shared marine resources and how it

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Consultation: International Ocean Governance

Closes 15th September 2015. The European Commission has opened a consultation to review how the EU could improve its international governance over the European seas and oceans to enhance sustainable blue growth. The importance of ocean governance is increasing due to growing utilisation of marine resources and the failure to comply with rules, regulations and

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Coastal Communities Fund Announced

Coastal communities across the UK are to recieve  money from the Government through a new Coastal Communities Fund financed by money generated through Crown Estate marine activities. The fund is designed to support the economic development of coastal communities and will support a wide range of projects, including those that support charities, the environment, education and health.

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Natural Environment White Paper is Published

Defra have released the first White Paper on the natural environment to be published in 20 years, outlining the Government’s vision for the natural environment over the next 50 years, along with actions to deliver the vision. The plans in the White Paper are directly linked to the recently published UK Natural Ecosystem Assessment, and

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Marine Planning Portal launched

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today launched an interactive map of England’s seas. The map contains an array of information, ranging from energy infrastructure (oil pipelines and wind farm locations) to conservation areas. Visit the marine planning portal on the MMO website to view the map and layers.

Marine Planning Evidence Base

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is inviting comments on a draft strategic scoping report which gives a picture of key marine activities and the marine and coastal natural resources around England. The draft report is available to view on line for the next 4 weeks and a final version will be published at the end

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UNEP Publish Report on MPA Governance

UNEP has published a report analysing the governance of 40 MPAs around the world, including 3 from the UK. The study attempts to tackle a key MPA governance question – how do we combine top-down, bottom-up and market approaches for reaching and implementing decisions in order to achieve effective and equitable MPAs? To find out more,

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