Bruxelles 21 st June 2022

International Workshop
“MEDECA: Technological Solutions, Industrial Opportunities and Institutional Commitment”

The Mediterranean Countries and the EU Commission agreed, on December 10th 2021 at the Barcelona Convention’s COP 22, on the designation of the whole Mediterranean as a “Sulphur Emission Control Area” (SECA) and decided to assess the feasibility of designating the Mediterranean as a “Nitrogen oxide Emission Control Area” (NECA). LIFE4MEDECA is a tool to define technological and regulatory options, investments, costs and benefits in order to make it happen.
Although the deployment of SECA (and future NECA) is a responsibility of National Administrations, there is a number of local impacts: from air quality to green energy, from net zero emissions maritime logistics to sustainable tourism, from integrated green & blue ports to renewable energy plans. How can/should industrial clusters and regional authorities & agencies facilitate a quick and whole-embracing local implementation of these policies?