Specific objectives for this pillar
- To ensure a good environmental and ecological status of the marine and coastal environment by 2020 in line with the relevant EU acquis and the ecosystem approach of the Barcelona Convention.
- To improve waste management by reducing waste flows to the sea and, to reduce nutrient flows and other pollutants to the rivers and the sea.
Two topics are identified as pivotal in relation to environmental quality in the Adriatic-Ionian Region:
Topic 1 – The marine environment
Topic 2 – Transnational terrestrial habitats and biodiversity