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MEDCOP 21, forum of the Mediterranean civil society for climate

The Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur will be receiving MEDCOP21, on 4th and 5th June 2015, in Marseille. This event, that will bring together 500 States and civil society representatives coming from all the countries in the Mediterranean region, will be held in the framework of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change organized in Paris by the French Government from 30th November to 11th December 2015.

16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

From 9 to 11 June 2015, the Moroccan government kindly hosted the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) in Marrakesh. The main goal of this meeting was the endorsement of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2025) following the comments addressed by the participants at the Conference on the Review of the MSSD held in Floriana (Malta) on 17-18 February 2015.

The Mediterranean Action Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary: "Together for a Sustainable Mediterranean"

The Mediterranean Action Plan launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary in Athens, Greece on 19 May 2015. Under the umbrella of the UNEP, the Mediterranean Action Plan and the Barcelona Convention provide the political and legal framework for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal areas of the Mediterranean region.

4th Steering Committee meeting of the regional project funded by FFEM on Mediterranean forests

From the 26th to the 31st of January 2015 in Rabat, Morocco, Plan Bleu is co-animating this meeting in close collaboration with the secretariat of the FAO Silva Mediterranea Committee, with whom it shares the coordination of the project. This meeting is the opportunity for the Steering Committee members (partner countries i.e. Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as donors) to review the activities implemented in 2014.

4th Mediterranean Forest Week, 17-20 March 2015

Plan Bleu, along with its regional partners, is committed to organising a Mediterranean Forest Week every two years in a member country. the Spanish authorities welcome this fourth edition in Barcelona focusing on the following issue: “Improving livelihoods: the role of Mediterranean forest value chains in a green economy”. The Mediterranean Forest Week has been conceived as a common regional platform for cooperation on Mediterranean forests.

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Regional cooperation on energy and climate change, in the framework of Union for the Mediterranean

Marseille, June 18, 2015: Plan Bleu participated at the Conference "Regional cooperation on energy and climate change, in the framework of Union for the Mediterranean", organized by the Consulate General of Portugal and the Economic Cooperation Office for the Mediterranean and the Orient (OCEMO), with the collaboration of the Agency for Sustainable Cities and Territories in the Mediterranean (AVITEM).
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Appel d'offre pour l'animation, la modération et la facilitation d'un atelier

Le Plan Bleu recrute un consultant pour modérer et faciliter un atelier régional sur la Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières en Méditerranée organisé par le Plan Bleu et l’Agence Française de Développement à Antibes le 24 septembre 2015.
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Strategic Environmental Assessment of Water Sector

In the framework of ReGoKo project, the Strategic Environmental Assessment of Lebanon's New Water Sector Strategy has been finalized.
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16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

From 9 to 11 June 2015, the Moroccan government kindly hosted the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) in Marrakesh. The main goal of this meeting was the endorsement of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2025) following the comments addressed by the participants at the Conference on the Review of the MSSD held in Floriana (Malta) on 17-18 February 2015.
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Our events

Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

Antibes-Juan les Pins (France), 24 September 2015: In the framework of their partnership, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Plan Bleu organize a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
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1st Advisory Board Meeting of the project “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean"

Sophia-Antipolis (France), 7-8 July 2015: In the context of the project “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean - Measuring, Monitoring and Promoting an environmentally sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region” founded by the Fondation MAVA, Plan Bleu organize the first Advisory Board Meeting.
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Workshop on the presentation and validation of a methodology for a regional and local risk assessment of Climate Variability and Change in the Mediterranean region

Marseilles, June 3rd, 2015: Plan Bleu organized a workshop under ClimVar project in order to present the findings of the methodological report on “Regional and Local Risk Assessment of Climate Variability and Change in the Mediterranean” carried out since October 2014 by Plan Bleu and Acclimatise & Associates.
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1ère réunion du Comité de Pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET

Sophia-Antipolis, le 28 mai 2015: Le Plan Bleu a organisé la 1ère réunion du comité de pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET sur "l'évaluation économique des services rendus par les zones humides dans le cadre du changement climatique en Méditerranée". Cette réunion avait notamment pour objectif la validation du choix des 4 sites pilotes en Méditerranée sur lesquels sera effectuée l'évaluation économique d'un des services de régulation rendus par les zones humides en terme d'adaptation au changement climatique.
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Recent publications

Climate risk management in the Mediterranean. Climate services: a decision support tool for adaptation

The Mediterranean region is already particularly vulnerable to climate variability and extreme events. This region is also expected to be one of the most prominent climate change “hot spot”. The development of climate services in the Mediterranean basin is of major importance for the promotion of sustainable development in this region.
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Guidelines for national Economic and Social Analysis of Mediterranean marine ecosystems

This report is intended to provide guidance to national authorities of Mediterranean countries in charge to conduct an Economic and Social Analysis (ESA) of the uses of the marine waters and the cost of degradation at the national level in non-EU Mediterranean countries.
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Rapport d'activités 2014

Le Plan bleu s’est mobilisé dès début 2014 sur la révision de la Stratégie méditerranéenne pour le développement durable (SMDD) en lançant un large exercice de consultation contribuant à l’évaluation de la SMDD 1.0 (adoptée en 2005) et à l’identification des axes de la SMDD 2.0.
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Participatory governance for the multifunctional management of Mediterranean woodland areas

Plan Bleu coordinated the preparation of this report produced by the CTFC (Forest Science Centre of Catalonia) and COFOR International, in the framework of the project "Optimising the production of goods and services by Mediterranean woodland ecosystems in a context of global change".
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