The Impact of a Possible Extension at EU Level of SECAs to the Entire European Coastline

15-05-2012

This briefing note provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of a political decision on Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) in general and their further expansion in all sea areas around the EU coastline. To this end, it includes appropriate background information and research results that will serve to further the parliamentary debate on the opportunity of extending SECAs around the littoral EU regions. Beyond the goal of supporting the evolution of policies, the findings of the current briefing note also include up-to-date information about relevant facts and figures as well as other scientific opinion, based on the findings of the extended survey of this topic.

This briefing note provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of a political decision on Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) in general and their further expansion in all sea areas around the EU coastline. To this end, it includes appropriate background information and research results that will serve to further the parliamentary debate on the opportunity of extending SECAs around the littoral EU regions. Beyond the goal of supporting the evolution of policies, the findings of the current briefing note also include up-to-date information about relevant facts and figures as well as other scientific opinion, based on the findings of the extended survey of this topic.

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Orestis Schinas (HSBA) and Jian Bani (I3 Group)