COP22 - 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

From 7 to 18 novembre 2016, Plan Bleu will take part in the COP22 organized in Marrakech (Morocco) and will facilitate several side-events. COP22 will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement.

Regional workshop on ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean wetlands

Organized in Sophia Antipolis, France, on September 19, 2016, this workshop aimed to highlight the ecological importance of Mediterranean wetlands, the critical role they play in maintaining many natural cycles and supporting biodiversity, through the presentations of various case studies. Final results of the Med-ESCWET project were presented.

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies

ADEME, and its partners- MEDENER, Union for the Mediterranean, CGLU Med, Plan Bleu and the experts group Med-Ecc, launch a competition designed to develop and bring public concretes solutions for adaptation to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors and to NGO, associated to local public actors.

The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 is available online

The vision of the Strategy answers to the need for a proper development direction: A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems. After the adoption, the challenge is now the MSSD implementation: the participation of all stakeholders will play a decisive role in the delivery of the Strategy.

Workshop "Tourism and sustainable development: How can tourism contribute to sustainable and inclusive development in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries?"

The French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu hosted in Marseille on 23rd and 24th May 2016 a workshop on the contribution of tourism to a sustainable and inclusive development, gathering partners of the two institutions, as well as decisions-makers, tourism operators, researchers and experts from several Mediterranean countries.


Forum on Sustainable Agrifood Value Chains and inclusive Agribusiness in the Mediterranean region

On the 21st of September, 2016, Plan Bleu attended to a High-level forum organised by FAO, CIHEAM and EBRD in Tirana, Albania. The objective was to share good practices and elaborate policy messages in the area of sustainable agrifood value chain development.
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Call for tenders "Mediterranean 2050 - Towards a new prospective study"

Plan Bleu is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct the activity "Mediterranean 2050 - Towards a new prospective study".
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Workshop on “Sustainable Energy Access for Rural areas”, at the International Beirut Energy Forum 2016

Plan Bleu took part in the International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF) that was held from 21 to 23 September 2016. The main theme of thi edition was “Energypreneurs: The Synergy of Science, Finance and Sustainability".
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Digital, sustainable development and tourism transition: New economy for areas in the Mediterranean

Marseille, 3-4 November 2016: Organized by DEFISMED, with the support of ADEME and Plan Bleu, this event will be held in the framework of the 10th edition of Mediterranean Economic Week.
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Les savoirs en action pour un codéveloppement en Méditerranée

Le Plan Bleu a participé à cette rencontre internationale, organisée à Marseille le 29 septembre 2016, par l'Académie des sciences, en partenariat avec l’IRD et sous l’égide du Groupe interacadémique pour le développement (GID). Anne-France Didier, directrice du Plan Bleu, est notamment intervenue lors de la Table ronde "Les défis du littoral méditerranéen".
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Our events

Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening for the implementation of the UNEP/MAP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme, for MPA and marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

Organisé par le Plan Bleu, l’Atelier sur le renforcement de l’Interface Science Politique (ISP) dans le domaine des Aires Marines Protégées et de la biodiversité marine en Méditerranée se tiendra à Tanger (Maroc) le 28 novembre 2016. C'est le troisième d’une série qui a commencé avec l’atelier ISP qui s’est tenu à Sophia Antipolis, France les 15-16 décembre 2015, et dont le rapport est disponible sur le site du Plan Bleu. 
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COP22 - 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Plan Bleu will moderate several side-events during the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech (Morocco), November 7 to 18, 2016.
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Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening for the implementation of the UNEP/MAP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme, for Pollution

Marseille, 20-21 October 2016 : Co-organised by Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP MEDPOL, this workshop aims to address the scientific needs to support the implementation of IMAP (Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast) on Pollution at regional and national levels.
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1st Technical Meeting on Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) of National Strategies for Sustainable Development

Taking opportunity of the organization of the technical workshop on “How to monitor the MSSD 2016-2025 implementation and the Regional Action Plan on SCP in the Mediterranean?” (Barcelona, 17th October 2016), the UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Coordinating Unit and Plan Bleu decided to organize, back to back, the SIMPEER first technical meeting on the 18th October 2016 in Barcelona.
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Technical workshop on “How to monitor the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 and the Regional Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean ?”

The technical workshop, co-organized by Plan Bleu and SCP-RAC (Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production),took place in Barcelona, on 17 October 2016. It was held back to back with the SwitchMed Connect 2016.
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Recent publications

Report of the Inception Workshop "“Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach in the Mediterranean: strengthening the science-policy interface"

The workshop’s main objective was to foster the exchange of information between scientists and policy makers and highlight key policy challenges requiring scientific inputs in relation to monitoring, environmental assessment and new measures.
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Promoting sustainable and inclusive tourism in the Mediterranean: Guidelines towards a Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism, a major economic sector in the Mediterranean, generating social and environmental impacts, and potentially victim of its success…In this complex picture, how to promote tourism activities enhancing positive impacts while reducing negative externalities? Which strategy can insure that tourism contributes significantly to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at regional, national and local level?
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Application d’une méthode pour l’évaluation des risques côtiers du département du Var dans le cadre du programme d’Aménagement Côtier du Var (PAC-VAR)

L’objectif général recherché par l’application de l’indice du risque côtier est d’identifier les portions du littoral varois « à risque » en termes d’impact du changement climatique sur les zones côtières et les résultats devront permettre de so
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Les accords multilatéraux sur l’environnement (AME) et les référentiels d’action au Sud et à l’Est de la Méditerranée

L’objet de ce Cahier du Plan Bleu est d’inventorier et d’analyser de manière transversale les principaux engagements environnementaux auxquels ont souscrit les pays du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée (PSEM).
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EcAP Science-Policy Interface (SPI) Brief

Achieving the Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems – this is the goal of the Ecosystem Approach, a strategy initiated by the Barcelona Convention UNEP/MAP. The success of this approach will largely depend on how well scientists and decision makers interact in monitoring and assessing the status of ecosystems to elaborate evidence-based and adequate policies. Reason enough to focus on how to improve this science-policy interface.
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