EU Mission

Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030

The Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’ aims in the next decade to restore the health of one of our most precious common goods: our ocean and waters. It reflects the political ambition of the European Green Deal, and converts it into a transformational, decisive push that is needed to succeed in the 8 years that remain until 2030

Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity

Protect at least 30% and strictly protect 10% EU’s sea areas

Restore 25.000km free flowing rivers

Marine nature restoration targets (Incl. Degraded seabeds, coastal ecosystems)

Prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters

Reduce by at least 50% plastic litter

Reduce by at least 30% microplastics

Reduce by at least 50% nutrient losses, chemical pesticides

Make the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular

Net zero maritime emissions

Zero Carbon aquaculture

Low carbon multipurpose uses of marine space