Carbon-friendly & economically resilient EU fisheries

Carbon-friendly & economically resilient EU fisheries

The European Commission launched in February 2023 an Action plan for the Energy Transition of the EU Fisheries sector. Our policy briefing highlights our recommendations for this crucial process of decarbonization which is part of the broader effort to achieve climate change objectives set in the European Green Deal and the European climate law.

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