Brussels - The European Commission has announced a 300 million euros of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance.
This contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed by the European Union, when it hosted the Our Ocean conference last year in Malta.
“The state of our oceans calls for determined global action. With 23 new commitments, the European Union stays engaged to ensure safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans. No country can succeed alone in this endeavour. It requires determination, consistency and partnerships, within and outside our European Union, and it is in this spirit that today we renew the commitment to protect Our Oceans,” says High Representative for EU’s Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini.