Joint Approaches and Best Practices - an Integrated and Coherent EU Arctic Policy in Support of Articles 208 and 214 UNCLOS.
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Key principles of international environmental law have gradually been integrated into the European Treaties, above all, into the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) itself.1 In order to focus on the Arctic relevance of some EU legal acts, this first section provides a short overview of internationally accepted legal principles of marine environmental law and the applicable EU law, which is generally more progressive in substance as compared to a number of other legal orders. In a 2016 Joint Communication, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy reiterated that “the EU is well placed to shape international ocean governance on the basis of its experience in developing sustainable ocean management”.2 This introductory section shall clarify the kind of “experience in developing sustainable ocean management” the Joint Communication refers to. Generally, just like in any other regulatory field, t.....
Title of BookThe European Union and the Arctic.
Editor(s) of BookLiu, n.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.C
Best Practice TypeGuide
Spatial CoverageArctic Ocean
CitationJessen, H. (2017) Joint Approaches and Best Practices—An Integrated and Coherent EU ArcticPolicy in Support of Articles 208 and 214 UNCLOS. In: The European Union and the Arctic (eds N. Liu, E. A. Kirk and T. Henriksen) Leiden, Netherlands, Brill. pp. 342-359. DOI: 10.1163/9789004349179_013
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