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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.

Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, 17-18 February 2015, Malta

The Maltese Government will kindly host the Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development on February 17 and 18, 2015. The aim will be to discuss the draft reviewed Strategy document “MSSD 2.0” with stakeholders before it is submitted for the endorsement of the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (Morocco, mid-June 2015).

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).

News

Open source environmental data in the Mediterranean: MedICIP project

Plan Bleu, in collaboration with Econostrum, has just released an article on MedICIP project, that aims to improve information sharing on the environment and climate change in the region’s coastal areas.
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Towards an update of Egypt’s National Environment Strategy

Plan Bleu is recruiting an individual consultant to provide services linked to the activity "Towards an update of Egypt’s National Environment Strategy".
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Climate Meeting of Mediterranean local and regional elected representatives

Marseille, December 11th, 2014: During this meeting that gathered local and regional authorities and stakeholders acting on Climate in the Mediterranean, Mediterranean local and regional authorities adopted a Declaration on Climate.
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The Mediterranean Sea, fisheries and beyond: new issue of CIHEAM Watch Letter

Plan Bleu has contributed to the CIHEAM Watch Letter n°31, December 2014 "The Mediterranean Sea, fisheries and beyond", with an article in English entitled "Greening Mediterranean fisheries" signed by Didier Sauzade and Nathalie Rousset
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Our events

Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, 17-18 February 2015, Malta

The aim of this conference is to discuss the draft reviewed Strategy document “MSSD 2.0” with stakeholders before it is submitted for the endorsement of the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development, which will take place in Morocco at mid-June 2015.
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4th Steering Committee meeting of the regional project funded by FFEM on Mediterranean forests

Rabat, Morocco, 26-31 January 2015: Plan Bleu is co-animating the fourth Steering Committee meeting of the regional project "Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean woodland ecosystems in a contact of global changes" funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF), in close collaboration with the secretariat of the FAO Silva Mediterranea Committee, with whom it shares the coordination of the project.
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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 organized a workshop on water demand management (WDM). The overall objective of the workshop was 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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Recent publications

Approche économique de la gestion de la demande en eau en Méditerranée : instruments économiques

Gérer la demande en eau impose d’élargir le champ d’analyse des facteurs déterminants de la demande, afin de cibler l’application des instruments économiques pour répondre aux enjeux clés de la gestion de l’eau, en cohérence avec les politiques et instruments sectoriels.
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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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