The Environment Chronicle

Notable environmental events between 2002 and 2002 Deselect

  1. The Wadden Sea has been designated as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). A PSSA is an area that needs special protection through action by the IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological, socio-economic or scientific reasons, and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities. The PSSA concept offers the opportunity to enable the development of common jurisdictional and enforcement regimes for environmentally significant marine areas. The value of designating a PSSA is an opportunity for coastal states to utilize more effectively their existing powers to regulate the passage of ships through the territorial sea

  2. Sponsored by the European Commission, European Mobility Week takes place annually from 16 to 22 September, culminating in the "In town without my car!" day (car-free day). The aim is to promote sustainable transport and heighten public awareness of the negative impact present-day mobility habits are having on our environment and quality of life.