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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S23.107

LEGAL ASPECTS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF THE BLACK SEA AGAINST POLLUTION

C. Erimia, R. Sirbu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 807-814 pp

ABSTRACT
In the context of the establishment of a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy by the adoption of Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 – the “Marine Strategy Framework Directive”, the present article examines the evolution of the development of the process of achieving sustainable development in the Black Sea Region. This article aims to present the legal instruments achieved through long-term regional cooperation, in view of the limitation of the continuous degradation of the marine environment and resources and of their sustainable use, as well as the process of harmonization of Romanian legislation with EU legislation. The legal document which aims to preserve the marine environment against pollution is the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution. Many provisions of the legislation in force only refer to pollution and do not cover other pressures exerted by the socio-economic system. The transposition of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in the national legislations will provide the legal framework for the for achieving a good status of the marine environment by 2020, as well as the implementation of the community policy at the level of all the marine regions, including the Black Sea Region.

Keywords: strategies and legislation, sustainable development, pollution