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Lancement de l'Etat des forêts méditerranéennes 2018

L'Etat des forêts méditerranéennes 2018 sera lancé le 18 juillet prochain, lors de la 24ème session du Comité des forêts qui se tiendra à Rome du 16 au 20 juillet 2018. Co-publiée par la FAO et le Plan Bleu, cette nouvelle édition vise à démontrer l'importance des forêts méditerranéennes pour la mise en œuvre de solutions visant à résoudre des problèmes mondiaux tels que le changement climatique et l'augmentation de la population.

Conference "Environment and development in the Mediterranean yesderday, today and tomorrow" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Plan Bleu

More than 130 participants have gathered in Paris, on 5th June 2018, on the occasion of Plan Bleu’s 40 years anniversary, during the international conference, organized jointly with the Association Serge Antoine. Experts, decision-makers, representatives of national, European and Mediterranean institutions, and members of the civil society discussed the Mediterranean issues and possible futures.

BleuTourMed MidTerm Conference: Re-connecting tourism: Promoting evidence based policies for sustainable development

The Midterm Conference, organized by BleuTourMed project in Rome (Italy) on 29-30 May 2018, is the first capitalization event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. Its aim is to present the state-of-play of the implementation of the projects involved in the community and to discuss the preliminary recommendation of the Med Community coming from the projects’ first results.

Empowering the Mediterranean Community: tools for Ecosystem-based Management

The seminar will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 16-17 May 2018 and will aim to highlight and transfer practical methodologies and tools developed by current EU and Mediterranean research, management and policy projects to stimulate a Euro-Mediterranean technical and political debate on latest strategies and tools for ecosystem-based management and biodiversity conservation.

Mediterranean 2017 Quality Status Report

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report, launched at the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Tirana, Albania, 17-20 December 2017) is now online. It provides a unique contribution to assessing the status of the Mediterranean ecosystem and the progress towards the achievement of its Good Environmental Status (GES).

News

Just released - Seven flyers related to the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development

Seven flyers related to the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) and to the work of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) are now available online.
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Launch of MED 2050 - a new foresight initiative on future visions of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean

Plan Bleu is launching MED 2050 - a new foresight initiative on future visions of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean for 2050. You are interested in joining this initiative ? Please register !
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Implementation Agreement on the sub-regional marine oil pollution contingency plan signed by Cyprus, Greece and Israel

Cyprus, Greece, and Israel have signed in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, 8 May, the Implementation Agreement on the Sub-Regional Marine Oil Pollution Contingency Plan. The objective of the Plan is an effective reaction to spills and to facilitate the co-operation among the three countries in the field of oil pollution preparedness and response.
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Socio-economic workshop “Saltpan initiative: Addressing wetland conservation in the Med region”

From 6 to 9 March 2018, Plan Bleu participated to the socio-economic workshop “Saltpan initiative: Addressing wetland conservation in the Med region” convened by BirdLife International in Sardinia, Italy. This workshop was organized in the framework of the project “Wetlands Overarching activities addressing Wetland Conservation in the Mediterranean Region”, for project partners (including Plan Bleu) intending to undertake socio-economic valuation of wetland sites.
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A new website for MedECC, the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change

With the support of Plan Bleu, the MedECC network of Mediterranean scientific and academic experts on climate and environmental change has just put its new website online and published numerous articles. In particular, you will find information on the preparation of its first assessment report on the impact of climate and environmental change on the Mediterranean region.
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Our events

International technical workshop "Data, trends, impacts and benefits associated with the creation of an emission control area by vessels in the Mediterranean"

Co-organized by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and Plan Bleu on September 6th and 7th, 2018, in Marseille, this workshop will present the methodology and to share the results of this study carried out by France menée par la France on the possibility of setting up an ECA zone ("Emissions Control Areas") in the Mediterranean.
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Lancement de l'Etat des forêts méditerranéennes 2018

L'Etat des forêts méditerranéennes 2018 sera lancé le 18 juillet prochain, lors d'un événement parallèle à la 24ème session du Comité des forêts qui se tiendra à Rome du 16 au 20 juillet 2018. Co-publié par la FAO et le Plan Bleu, ce rapport est le résultat d'un processus de collaboration impliquant de nombreux acteurs de la région méditerranéenne.
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Conference "Environment and development in the Mediterranean yesderday, today and tomorrow" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Plan Bleu

More than 130 participants have gathered in Paris, on 5th June 2018, on the occasion of Plan Bleu’s 40 years anniversary, during the international conference, organized jointly with the Association Serge Antoine. Experts, decision-makers, representatives of national, European and Mediterranean institutions, and members of the civil society discussed the Mediterranean issues and possible futures.
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BleuTourMed MidTerm Conference: Re-connecting tourism: Promoting evidence based policies for sustainable development

The Midterm Conference, organized by BleuTourMed project in Rome (Italy) on 29-30 May 2018, is the first capitalization event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. The conference aimed to present the state-of-play of the implementation of the projects involved in the community and to discuss the preliminary recommendation of the Med Community coming from the projects’ first results.
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Empowering the Mediterranean Community : tools for Ecosystem-based Management

The seminar, that was held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 16-17 May 2018, aimed to highlight and transfer practical methodologies and tools developed by current EU and Mediterranean research, management and policy projects to stimulate a Euro-Mediterranean technical and political debate on latest strategies and tools for ecosystem-based management and biodiversity conservation.
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Recent publications

Rapport d'activités 2017

Ce rapport revient sur les principales activités menées par le Plan Bleu en 2017, telles que le renforcement de l’interface entre science et politique, la transition vers une économie verte et bleue, le mécanisme simplifié d’« examen par les pairs » (SIMPEER) des stratégies nationales de développement durable, l’animation de trois projets Interreg MED (PANACeA, BleuTourMed et InnoblueGrowth), les partenariats public-privé dans les aires protégées, la gestion des forêts méditerranéennes, etc.
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Towards a blue economy for a sustainable Mediterranean: Indicators and recommendations

At the world level, the economy based on maritime sectors is considered a new frontier for economic development and its Gross Value Added (GVA) could double or even triple between 2010 and 2030. This trend could be similar in the Mediterranean region due to the importance of the economic sectors as tourism and maritime transport.
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Regional workshop: Human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy

This document was drafted following a workshop co-organised by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Plan Bleu, held in Monaco in October 2017 where 45 experts from 17 countries and from various fields of expertise, social sciences and natural sciences, participated. It analyses the main threats, vulnerability and ecological and human impacts. On the consensus of a wide range of specialists in different disciplines then some responses and policy options as well as main knowledge gaps and needs are proposed as conclusions for Mediterranean decision makers.
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Vers un nouvel exercice de prospective sur l’environnement et le développement en Méditerranée : Rapport de benchmark des études existantes

Ce rapport a été préparé dans le cadre de l'élaboration de la feuille de route du nouvel exercice de prospective MED 2050. Il a pour but d’établir un état de l’art des exercices de prospective déjà disponibles en Méditerranée.
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Science-policy interfaces for environmental governance in the Mediterranean

Science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are tools that can be used to improve environmental conservation and management in the Mediterranean region. However, in order to do so, a shared understanding of the concept needs to be established, and current gaps need to be identified. This document is based on the work of several institutions, including Plan Bleu, and sets out to provide stakeholders in Mediterranean environmental governance with a brief analysis of the SPI concept within the regional context.
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