The low-carbon transition takes shape in Europe’s straits

January 2020

On 22 November 2019, the Pas-de-Calais Department hosted the closing conference of the PASSAGE project in Arras. The MOT took part in it.

Representing five European maritime borders and with a network made up of 11 partners, this project, co-funded by Interreg Europe, made possible over a four-year period considerable progress in taking on board environmental issues in cross-border straits.

The concluding day was a chance to assess the results of the project, notably regarding the identification and quantification of the environmental impact of flows in straits, but also to highlight the partners’ capacity to foster coherent and coordinated management of cross-border flows and to generate innovative, low-carbon and competitive initiatives.

The conference was also an opportunity to announce the renewal for four years of the European Straits Initiative, which is aimed at giving a voice to and raising the specific issues of maritime borders in European and national policies.

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