A Balanced Marine Environ­ment, Flourishing Coastal Areas and Archipelagos

"The north sea and the Baltic Sea must have a sustainable productive capacity, and biological diversity must be preserved. Coasts and archipelagos must be characterised by a high degree of biological diversity and a wealth of recreational, natural and cultural assets. Industry, recreation and other utilisation of the seas, coasts and archipelagos must be compatible with the promotion of sustainable development. Particularly valuable areas must be protected against encroachment and other disturbance."

Will the environmental quality objective be achieved?


No. It is not possible to achieve the environmental quality objective by 2020 on the basis of policy instruments already decided on or planned.

Last updated: 31 August 2020Content editor: Annemay Ek