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16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

From 9 to 11 June 2015, the Moroccan government kindly hosts the 16th MCSD Meeting in Marrakesh. The main goal of the meeting is the MCSD endorsement of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2025) following the comments addressed by the participants at the Conference on the Review of the MSSD held in Floriana (Malta) on 17-18 February 2015.

The Mediterranean Action Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary: "Together for a Sustainable Mediterranean"

The Mediterranean Action Plan launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary in Athens, Greece on 19 May 2015. Under the umbrella of the UNEP, the Mediterranean Action Plan and the Barcelona Convention provide the political and legal framework for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal areas of the Mediterranean region.

MEDCOP 21, forum of the Mediterranean civil society for climate

The Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur will be receiving MEDCOP21, on 4th and 5th June 2015, in Marseille. This event, that will bring together 500 States and civil society representatives coming from all the countries in the Mediterranean region, will be held in the framework of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change organized in Paris by the French Government from 30th November to 11th December 2015.

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.

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Final conference of "Med Maritime Projects"

Barcelona, 26 May 2015: the Government of Catalonia welcomed the final conference of "Med Maritime Projects": challenges for the integrated maritime policy for the Mediterranean Sea.
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16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

From 9 to 11 June 2015, the Moroccan government kindly hosts the 16th MCSD Meeting in Marrakesh. The main goal of the meeting is the MCSD endorsement of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2025) following the comments addressed by the participants at the Conference on the Review of the MSSD held in Floriana (Malta) on 17-18 February 2015.
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The Mediterranean Action Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary: "Together for a Sustainable Mediterranean"

Athens, Greece, 19 May 2015: Under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment of the Hellenic Republic, the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary. The launching came within the framework of the meeting of the MAP National Focal Points aiming to discuss the UNEP/MAP draft Mid-term Strategy for the period 2016-2021.
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MEDCOP 21, forum of the Mediterranean civil society for climate

In the framework of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change organized in Paris by the French Government (30th November to 11th December 2015), the Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur will be receiving MEDCOP21 – forum of the Mediterranean civil society for climate – on 4th and 5th June 2015, in Marseille.
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Our events

Workshop on the presentation and validation of a methodology for a regional and local risk assessment of Climate Variability and Change in the Mediterranean region

Marseilles, June 3rd, 2015: Plan Bleu organizes a meeting within the framework of ClimVar & ICZM project in order to present the findings of the methodological report on “Regional and Local Risk Assessment of Climate Variability and Change in the Mediterranean” carried out since October 2014 by Plan Bleu and Acclimatise & Associates.
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1ère réunion du Comité de Pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET

Sophia-Antipolis, le 28 mai 2015: Le Plan Bleu a organisé la 1ère réunion du comité de pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET sur "l'évaluation économique des services rendus par les zones humides dans le cadre du changement climatique en Méditerranée". Cette réunion avait notamment pour objectif la validation du choix des 4 sites pilotes en Méditerranée sur lesquels sera effectuée l'évaluation économique d'un des services de régulation rendus par les zones humides en terme d'adaptation au changement climatique.
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Steering Committee Meetings of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project

On April 29-30, 2015, Plan Bleu organized at Marseille, France, the 10th Steering Committee meeting of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project.
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4th Mediterranean Forest Week

Barcelona, 17-20 mars 2015: The Mediterranean Forest Week has been conceived as a common regional platform for cooperation on Mediterranean forests, aiming at improving the dialogue between the Mediterranean forest research community, policy-makers and the relevant stakeholders as well as at communicating to the international community and the society at large the relevance and challenges affecting Mediterranean forests. This fourth edition focused on: “Improving livelihoods: the role of Mediterranean forest value chains in a green economy”.
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Recent publications

Participatory governance for the multifunctional management of Mediterranean woodland areas

Plan Bleu coordinated the preparation of this report produced by the CTFC (Forest Science Centre of Catalonia) and COFOR International, 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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MSSD Review - Stakeholder Newsbrief n°2 - February 2015

This Second issue of Stakeholder Newsbrief summarises the work done after the Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee held on 11-12 June 2014 in Malta, and focuses on the outcomes of stakeholders' consultation, particularly on the drafting of revised MSSD sections through Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) activities.
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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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