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NEE0808 Scoping Study for Elements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Impact Assessment - ME5101

Description
Scoping study to develop the evidence base for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Impact Assessment. Part 1 of this study outline potential policy baselines against which the impact of the Directive could be measured. This will involve assessing the existing policy initiatives and legislative commitments which will support the delivery of this Directive and developing baseline scenarios based on this assessment. It will focus on the detail of how each could be used in an Impact Assessment and outline the strengths and limitations of each proposed baseline. Part 2 of this study will outline potential illustrative scenarios for what range of measures might be required in order to achieve Good Environmental Status under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. In particular the study should focus on what may be required above and beyond the environmental improvements which are already planned to be delivered through other legislation and policy commitments such as the Marine Bill, the Water Framework Directive, the Bathing Water Directive, the Habitats Directive, the Birds Directive and the Nitrates Directive. Each scenario should be assessed in terms of costs and benefits.
Project Documents
• Final Report : ME5101 Scoping Study for Elements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Impact Assessment Evidence Base   (2358k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2009

Cost: £50,051
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Keywords
Economic Research              
Economics