Meld. St. 29 (2020–2021)

Norway’s integrated plan for the conservation of areas of special importance for marine biodiversity

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6 Economic and administrative consequences

This white paper focuses mainly on the follow-up and further development of policy instruments and measures. It includes proposals for assessments and measures for the further development of conservation efforts as part of Norway’s integrated, ecosystem-based ocean management regime. Conservation measures in Norwegian waters are to be based on the best available knowledge.

Measures announced in this white paper will be funded within the existing budgetary framework. If any additional funding is needed, proposals for priority areas will be put forward in the ordinary budgetary processes. Follow-up of measures in the years to come will depend on economic developments and the budget situation.

The economic and administrative consequences of the measures proposed in the white paper can be predicted with varying degrees of accuracy, but as the proposals are implemented, the consequences for public and private actors will be assessed in the usual way as set out in Norway’s official instructions for planning and management of central government programmes and projects.

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