JRC releases report on plight of European coastal and sea waters
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has drafted a report detailing the effects climate change has on Europe’s coastal waters and regional seas. The report deals with the effects of climate change and the human impact on European coastal and marine habitats. It also identifies gaps in the current scientific and technological knowledge base regarding climate-related impacts, along with policy recommendations to address them. The report stresses that that any policies designed to mitigate climate change impacts will have to address human exploitation of the seas and coasts, to ensure sustainable management of marine resources The report was presented at the “Climate Change and the European Water Dimension” symposium organised by the German EU Presidency in Berlin (12-14 February).