6 Existing legal objectives
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6 Existing legal objectives

6 Existing legal objectives

23/03/2021

6 Existing legal objectives

If properly implemented the following legal commitments will take us a long way in improving the state of the Balearic and secure the long-term sustainability of the islands:

  1. A reduction of carbon emissions compared to 1990 levels: 40% in 2030 and 90% in 2050. Climate change and energy transition law – Balearic Government. For more information: http://www.caib.es/sites/canviclimatic2/ca/llei_de_ccite/
  2. Approved management plans for all Natura 2000areas, which include Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and Special Protection Areas for birds (SPA). European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds. More information: Natura Balears network, at http://xarxanatura.es/es/
  3. A minimum of 30% of marine surface declared protected area and 10% under strict protection by 2030. European Biodiversity Strategy. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/strategy/biodiversity-strategy-2030_en 
  4. Good environmental status for Balearic and other EU marine waters by 2020. Good environmental status is defined according to 11 descriptors and multiple indicators for each one of them. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/marine/eu-coast-and-marine-policy/marine-strategy-framework-directive/index_en.htm
  5. Fish populations managed sustainably and reach Maximum Sustainable Yield. Fishing opportunities allocated to those that deliver higher environmental, economic and social performance. Implementation of low impact measures; ban on discarding fish into the sea. Community Fisheries Policy. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/cfp_en
  6. The sale of various single-use plastic products such as cups, plates, cutlery and trays is forbidden from 20 March 2021; other obligations for elimination and prevention of waste also come into effect. Find more information and a practical guide here: http://www.caib.es/sacmicrofront/archivopub.do?ctrl=MCRST234ZI338599&id=338599