June 27th, 2016 – State of Play on Organisation of 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference


All roads lead to Dublin this fall!

The 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference taking place on the 27th September in Dublin, Ireland at the Croke Park centre, will focus on Priority 1 of the Atlantic Action Plan “Promote entrepreneurship and innovation” creating networking opportunities for stakeholders with an interest in developing projects in the Atlantic Area.

As we are heading towards September we would like to share with you the following practical information:


You can download the updated version of the Conference’s agenda here.


Do not forget to register for free and declare your participation in our Conference workshops.


Stands are free of charge and the available 40 spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read the guidelines and fill in the application.


You may find useful information about accommodation in Dublin here.

CALL FOR PAPERS for International Conference on Maritime Actors and Climate Change, June 20 to 21, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark

The International Conference on Maritime Actors and Climate Change: Incentives and Strategies for Voluntary Action is organized by TRAMEREN, a joint research venture between the Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and the Frank Guarini Center, School of Law, New York University. Researchers from TRAMEREN, and other invited expert participants will convene for a two-day conference at the University of Copenhagen in June.

A comprehensive international legal framework for controlling maritime greenhouse gas emissions has proven a challenging task for the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change and the International Maritime Organization, leaving the sector unregulated to date.  Therefore, decentralized initiatives involving a limited number of governments and/or private actors may offer a promising alternative approach.  However, these potential opportunities to make incremental progress are underexplored. The Conference aims to examine these innovative approaches for incentivizing maritime emissions controls, paying attention to the fragmented legal architecture governing the sector.

The conference’s Call for Paper is now open to scholars from law and other social sciences with a research interest in maritime transport and climate change. See further here.

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Public Consultation on How Mining Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Economic Forum have released for public consultation a draft report, Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: A Preliminary Atlas.

160115-atlas_cover-212x300The draft report is a collection of maps to help mining companies navigate where their products and activities – from exploration, through mining itself, to end products and eventually mine closure – can help the world achieve the SDGs. At the same time, the partners hope to support governments, civil society and other stakeholders identify the opportunities for shared action and partnership with the sector.

Download the executive summary or the full report

REMINDER: EUCC-France international conference Littoral 2016

logo_litThe 13th conference of the traditional biennial international event of the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) is  “Littoral 2016” : The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change. The conference will be held in Biarritz (France) from October 25 to October 29, 2016.

The presentation of the conference can be found here: English Presentation-Littoral 2016.

  • Deadline for the early-bird registration: 1st June 2016.

To find more information please consult the following website: littoral2016.univ-pau.fr

EMECS’11 – Sea Coasts ’XXVI Joint Conference: “Managing risks to coastal regions and communities in a changing world”

logoAugust 22-27, 2016. St. Petersburg.

Main topics of the Conference

•Coastal systems and their dynamics (from coast to water and from water to coast);
• Coastal erosion and dynamical processes in the nearshore zone;
• GIS & marine spatial planning;
• Climate change in the changing world. Coastal adaptation to climate change.

Deadline for submission of abstracts February 20, 2016

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EC Conference on maritime spatial planning and marine environment

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is organising a conference on maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool to address challenges and develop opportunities in maritime economic activities and environmental protection, in the context of growing and competing uses of marine space.

The main purpose is to share experiences of MSP with representatives of maritime industries, national authorities and NGOs and to take stock of the expectations and requirements of the stakeholders.

For enquiries about the event, please contact MARE-MSP-CONFERENCE-2015@ec.europa.eu

More information will be available soon!

SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015

Source: EEA

The synthesis report informs future European environmental policy in general and its implementation between 2015 and 2020 in particular. It includes a reflection on the European environment in a global context, as well as chapters summarising the state of, trends in, and prospects for the environment in Europe.

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