The EU's Offshore Oil and Gas Directive (2013/30/EU) and Arctic Governance: Does the Activity of Third Parties Have Any Regulatory Impact?
Article from: OGEL 2 (2016), in Polar Energy Law (Arctic, Antarctic)
One major policy objective of the European Union (EU) in the Arctic is to promote the sustainable use of Arctic resources. The EU's Council Conclusions of 24 May 2014 address this policy goal by referring to the existing efforts of the Arctic states "to develop joint approaches and best practice to address the potential environmental impact and safety concerns related to increasing activities in the region" (para. 6). To some extent this reference relates to the new intra-EU standards on offshore oil and gas drilling, i.e., Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas ...