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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

To strengthen synergy needs among different scales of analysis, the meeting presented also preliminary outcomes of three National pilot cases i.e. Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, conducted in the framework of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project (Regoko).

Regional workshop on the economic valuation of forest goods and services

This workshop was the opportunity to promote exchanges between national and regional experts, thematic referents and each countries focal point, on the onsite studies implementation and to provide the national teams some additional answers and recommendations.

Stakeholder News Brief 1 – MSSD Review

Plan Bleu is pleased to share the First Stakeholder News Brief related to the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD). 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.

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6th meeting of the Coordination Group of the MedPartnership/ClimVar project

Barcelona, 4-5 November 2014: During this meeting, representatives of the executing partners presented the progress of their activities within the 4 components of the project. A complete session was also dedicated to the sister project on climate variability and change and integrated costal zone management (ICZM), whose Plan Bleu is an executive partner.
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Chargé(e) d’étude « Outils de gestion des écosystèmes marins et côtiers »

Le Plan Bleu recrute un(e) chargé(e) de missions afin de renforcer sa contribution aux projets PERSEUS (Policy Oriented Environmental Research for the Southern EUropean Seas) et MED-IAMER (Integrated Actions to Mitigate Environmental Risks in the Mediterranean Sea ), en particulier pour la démonstration auprès de parties prenantes d’outils et d’approches innovantes d’aide à la gestion des environnements marins et côtier développés par les projets cités.
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8th Mediterranean Economic Week: tourism, vehicle for economic development in the Mediterranean

The 8th edition of Mediterranean Economic Week was held in Marseille from 5 to 8 November 2014. It focused on "tourism, vehicle for economic development in the Mediterranean".
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Workshops on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) / MedICIP plateform and setback zone calculation

Istanbul, 7-9 October 2014 : within the framework of MedPartnership / ClimVar project, Plan Bleu participated in three trainings in Istanbul with a delegation of thirty experts from Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Libya, Turkey, Palestine and Egypt.
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Our events

Regional workshop on water demand management in the Mediterranean

In the framework of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum (Murcia, Spain, 25-27 November 2014), Plan Bleu, AFD and CMi organize a workshop on water demand management (WDM). The overall objective of the workshop is to support the Mediterranean countries in water demand management policies’ development and adaptation.
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Monitoring climate variability and change in coastal zones: Regional workshop for technical validation of a core set of indicators

Sophia Antipolis (France), 20-21 November 2014: in the framework of the project "Integration of climatic variability and change into national strategies to implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean", Plan Bleu organized a regional workshop.
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MSSD Review: Consultation workshop of working groups 1, 2, 3 and 4

Sophia Antipolis, 19-20 November 2014: In the framework of MSSD review, and in close collaboration with the Coordination Unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan, Plan Bleu organized a consultation workshop for working groups 1, 2 and 4.
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9th Project Steering Committee meeting of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project

Marseille, 8-9 October 2014: Organized by Plan Bleu, the 9th Steering Committee meeting of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project, took place at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI).
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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 preparation of this report produced by EFIMED (Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute) and the CTFC (Forest Science Centre of Catalonia), 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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Integrated regional assessments in support of ICZM in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins

This publication is intended to provide guidance to a number of actors on how to promote integrated approaches in the assessment of coastal and marine ecosystems to develop strategies and plan for their sustainable management.
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Ecological services provided by wetlands on climate change adaptation

This report is the first step of Plan bleu’s project launched in 2013 – in partnership with Tour du Valat - on the economic valuation of ecological services provided by wetlands in conjunction with climate change in the Mediterranean Basin. The overall goal of this project – through the valorization of services provided by wetlands – is to facilitate taking into consideration these ecosystems in national climate change adaptation policies or strategies.
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Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report - Toward shared environmental information systems

Plan Bleu contributed to this report that is a joint effort of the EEA and UNEP/MAP resulting from the creation of a regular review mechanism of environmental progress in the three H2020 policy priorities; municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution.
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