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Stakeholder News Brief 1 – Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development

Plan Bleu is pleased to share the First Stakeholder News Brief related to the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD Review). In this inaugural issue, the news brief summarises the outcome of the MSSD Review consultation process (Phase 1) undertaken in April-May 2014 and shows how this consultation informed the discussion on issues, structure and vision for MSSD 2.0.

Second meeting of the Correspondence group on the Economic and Social Analysis, including outcomes of the national pilot cases of the Regoko Project

Organized in Sophia-Antipolis on 4-5 June 2014, this meeting presented the results of the economic and social analysis at the regional Mediterranean level, as well as at the national scale, through three pilot cases conducted in Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia in the framework of the Regional Project Regoko.

The Revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development: Focus on the Interface between Environment and Development

The Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development (MCSD) held its 15th meeting on 11 and 12 June 2014 in Malta. It discussed the progress in activities related to sustainable development in the Mediterranean region and approved the vision and structure that will guide the formulation of the revised MSSD over the next year.

Regional workshop on economic assessment of forest goods and services

This workshop enables, after the methodological note validation and on-site studies launching, to promote exchanges between national experts, thematic experts, focal points of each country and regional expert - represented by EFIMED together with the CTFC, on the implementation of the studies, and to provide some answers and additional recommendations to national teams experts.

Water demand management : selecting the measures to be implemented in the territory

This decision-making guide of the various options on Water Demand Management for local authorities aims for supporting local stakeholders in the choice of the most appropriate Water Demand Management measures to the territory’s priority needs. It sheds some light in the decision-making process without being exhaustive.

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Assessment of the burden of disease linked to the environment in Egypt and Morocco

Plan Bleu is looking for consultants interested in contributing to the activity Assessment of the burden of disease linked to the environment in Egypt and Morocco. The main objective of this call of tender is to promote the integration of health and environmental issues into sectoral policies and development projects in Egypt and Morocco.
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Appel d'offre pour le recrutement d’un contrôleur de 1er niveau de projet européen

Le contrôleur qui sera retenu devra assurer un contrôle spécifique des dépenses relatives au projet européen Med-Iamer - Integrated actions to mitigate environmental risks in the Mediterranean.
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Launch of 14 projects for an integrated maritime approach

Marseilles, 15-16 July 2014: this kick-off meeting gathered more than 80 participants, representing research centres, regional and local authorities, private entities, and port authorities, among others. It aimed at presenting the Action Plan detailing the communication and capitalisation activities to be implemented towards the promotion of Blue Growth.
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Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean

The Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS) in December 2013, enters into force on 8 July 2014.
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Our events

Climagine Workshop in Tunisia

Tunis, 19 June 2014: Plan Bleu, GWP-Med and APAL has organized the first workshop to launch the study about the assessment of climate change impacts in Kerkennah's coastal zone (Tunisia) and especially the role played by marine ecosystems in mitigating these impacts.
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Second meeting of the Correspondence group on the Economic and Social Analysis, including outcomes of the national pilot cases of the Regoko Project

Sophia Antipolis, France, 4-5 June 2014: Organized in the framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan's “Ecosystem Approach Initiative" (EcAp), this meeting presented the results of the economic and social analysis at the regional Mediterranean level, as well as at the national scale, through three pilot cases conducted in Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
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Regional workshop on economic assessment of forest goods and services: support for studies in the pilot sites

Tunis (Tunisia), 2-5 June 2014: The workshop was organized in the framework of the Regional cooperation project "Optimising the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forests in a context of global changes" that has launched since January 2014, implementing activities on socio-economic assessment of forest goods and services (component 2) on the pilot sites of its partner countries (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey).
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Steering Committee Meetings of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project

Sophia Antipolis, March 26-27, 2014: 8th Project Steering Committee Meeting of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project (GEF grant) organized by Plan Bleu.
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Recent publications

Methods and tools for socio-economic assessment of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems

Plan Bleu coordinated the development of this report produced by the Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED) and the Forest Research Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) in the framework of the project "Optimizing the production of goods and services by the Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global change".
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Participatory governance for the multifunctional management of Mediterranean woodland areas

Plan Bleu coordinated the development of this report produced by the Forest Research Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and COFOR International in the framework of the project "Optimizing the production of goods and services by the Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global change".
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Water demand management : selecting the measures to be implemented in the territory

This decision-making guide of the various options on Water Demand Management for local authorities aims for supporting local stakeholders in the choice of the most appropriate Water Demand Management measures to the territory’s priority needs. It sheds some light in the decision-making process without being exhaustive.
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Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report - Toward shared environmental information systems

Plan Bleu contributed to this report coordinated by the European Environment Agency and the UNEP/MAP, that assesses environmental progress in the Mediterranean, with a focus on following topics: waste water and sanitation, solid municipal waste and industrial emissions.
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