Thematic Highlights of the Forum: Environmental Quality
Coastal and marine ecosystems of the Adriatic and Ionian Region are under growing pressure and impacts from land and sea. Protected Areas are an opportunity for a sustainable blue economy.
Main outcomes of the 6th EUSAIR Forum session on Environmental Quality:
Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Resources for a Healthy Future through Green and Smart Recovery
Results of cross border cooperation in the Mura and Drava Commission has enhanced the ecological status, which is a concrete contribution to the Mura, Drava, Danube Biosphere Reserve. The Mura Forum is an innovative way for an honest dialogue with civil society and all interested stakeholders. The International Sava River Basin Commission is a sub-regional approach that connects five EUSAIR countries for enhanced water security in the shared river basin. The Sava youth parliament is a permanent structure within the International Sava River Basin Commission.
Coastal and marine ecosystems of the Adriatic and Ionian Region are under growing pressure and impacts from land and sea. New development should respect green infrastructure and ecosystems services in shared ecosystems.
Enhanced networking of coastal and marine protected areas is a challenge in marine spatial planning and an opportunity for a sustainable blue economy.
Education for sustainable solutions on all levels is essential to enhance efficiency.