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Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity – National Marine Plan 2 – Online Workshop

As you are aware, the Marine Directorate (MD) are in the process of developing a new national marine plan for Scotland’s Seas (“NMP2”), which protects the environment and supports our valuable marine economy and thriving coastal communities.

MD want all sectors and communities to be part of developing NMP2, building shared objectives for the management Scotland’s seas, and to do this they need your help.

MD are running a Stakeholder Engagement programme over Spring and Summer, where they will be sharing the draft high-level objectives for NMP2 at a series of targeted stakeholder workshops; gaining valuable input from across the marine sectors to develop planning policy ideas.

MD would like to invite around 30 representatives from the Environment sector to an online workshop on Tuesday 25 June 2024 from 13:00 to 15:00. The focus of the workshop will be to gather planning policy ideas to support the delivery of the following High Level Objectives (HLOs):

Climate Mitigation and Adaption:

HLO 1.1: Respond to the Global Climate Emergency, achieving Net Zero by 2045 and realising adaptation opportunities

Ecosystem health, protection and restoration

HLO 2.1: Respond to the Global Biodiversity Crisis, protecting Scotland’s marine and coastal biodiversity

HLO 2.2: Restore and enhance Scotland’s marine and coastal ecosystem services in line with Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy

We will also be joined by our colleagues in Just Transition planning, following our HLO workshop, where a separate discussion will be held to update how work is progressing in this area.

Attendance will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and attendees are required to sign up through the following link: NMP2 High Level Objectives Workshop – Environment Tickets, Tue, Jun 25, 2024 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

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