From Integrated Maritime Policy to International Ocean Governance: the progressive development of EU maritime policies | 9 June 2021 | Online

09 June 2021 - 09 June 2021

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NOVA School of Law, in cooperation with the Portuguese Ministry of Maritime Affairs, is organising an international workshop entitled «From Integrated Maritime Policy to International Ocean Governance: the progressive development of EU maritime policies».

The workshop will take place during Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as a side event to the Ministerial Conference «A Blue Agenda in the Green Deal».

The workshop is also an opportunity for NOVA School of Law to celebrate the United Nations World Oceans Day, which occurs every year on June 8th.  However, due to constraints resulting from the official agenda of the Presidency, the Workshop will take place the following day, on 9th June, 2021.

The main focus of the Workshop is the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy and how it can be reinforced to meet the current and future challenges facing the Ocean and humankind. The ocean-climate
nexus approach as a link between the European Green Deal and the Blue Agenda is central in the program (below).

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Opening session | 09h00-09h15

H.E., the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Ricardo Serrão Santos
Director of CEDIS, NOVA School of Law, Armando Marques Guedes
Dean of NOVA School of Law, Mariana França Gouveia

NOVA OCEAN: embracing the blue agenda | 09h15-09h30

Assunção Cristas, NOVA School of Law, Portugal

Session 1 | Clima-Ocean: European Green Deal and the Blue Agenda | 9h30-10h15

  • Oceans are the lifeblood of planet earth. Without it Climate Ambition is anemic
    Sofia Guedes Vaz, IFILNOVA, FCSH, Portugal
  • Pricing Carbon from International Maritime Transport: Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Action
    Goran Dominioni, Dublin City University, Ireland

Session 2 | The making of EU maritime policy | 10h30-11h15

  • EU Sustainable Blue Economy
    Ana Peralta Baptista, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • European Maritime Security and the Blue Economy: an Intersectoral Legal Perspective
    Antonio Leandro, University of Bari, Italy

Session 3 | Marine Spatial Planning | 11h15-12h

  • EU Marine Spatial Planning 2.0
    Vasco Becker-Weinberg, NOVA School of Law; Portugal
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment and Marine Spatial Planning
    Adelaide Ferreira, MARE–University of Lisbon, Portugal

Closing Session | 12h-12h30

H.E., the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson