10. A Balanced Marine Environ­ment, Flourishing Coastal Areas and Archipelagos

10. A Balanced Marine Environ­ment, Flourishing Coastal Areas and Archipelagos. Photo: Jeppe Wikström/Johnér Bildbyrå.The North Sea and the Baltic Sea must have a sustainable productive capacity, and biological diversity must be preserved. Coasts and archipelagos must be characterized by a high degree of biological diversity and a wealth of recreational, natural and cultural assets. Industry, recreation and other utilization of the seas, coasts and archipelagos must be compatible with the promotion of sustainable development. Particularly valuable areas must be protected against encroachment and other disturbance.

This objective is intended to be achieved within one generation.

Authority responsible for objective

Havs- och vattenmyndigheten