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5th Mediterranean Forest week – Agadir (Morocco) 20-24 March 2017

The Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) is one of the major exchanges forums on Mediterranean forests, gathering stakeholders from different backgrounds. This 5th edition will be hosted by Morocco, in Agadir, from 20 to 24 March 2017, and will focus on the following issue: in which way will Mediterranean forest and landscape restoration efforts be contributing to reaching overall objectives on these issues?

What prospects for the Mediterranean?

On December 5th, 2016, 23 Mediterranean foresight experts gathered in the premises of CIHEAM in Paris for a workshop aiming at exploring possible approaches and modalities for a new foresight exercise on environment and development in the Mediterranean.

Regional coastal risk assessment map

Plan Bleu presented during the COP 22 the new regional coastal risk assessment map, using the CRI-MED method developed by MEDSEA Foundation for Plan Bleu, and highlighting all the most-at risk sites along the Mediterranean coastal zones. The objective is to generate the local awareness of the risk and to prioritize preventive management practical actions supported by the local level and involving the concerned populations.

Science Policy Interface strengthening in the field of Marine Protected Areas and marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

Organised by Plan Bleu on 28 November 2016 in Tangier (Morocco), this workshop was backed to the 2nd Forum of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. The association of the two events allowed the scientific experts, the managers of marine protected areas and the policy-makers to propose concrete solutions to meet the scientific needs...

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 took part in the COP22 organized in Marrakech (Morocco) and facilitated several side-events. COP22 took over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It focused on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement.

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Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER), Mission to Morocco

The project team of the Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) carried out a mission to Rabat, Morocco, on 7-8 February 2017, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment in Morocco.
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UN Environment/MAP launches its new website

The UN environment / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention (UN Environment / MAP) is delighted to officially announce the launch of its new website.
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18th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the MCSD held its 18th meeting on 18 and 19 January 2017 in Athens, Greece. The participants discussed the progress in activities related to the implementation and monitoring of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025, which was adopted at the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, as a strategic guiding document for all stakeholders and partners to translate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the regional, sub-regional and national levels.
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Plan Bleu’s announcement on the change of governance

Following the meeting of the Bureau of the association « Plan Bleu pour l'environnement et le développement en Méditerranée » held on the 23rd January 2017, Thierry Lavoux, president of Plan Bleu, to appoint Mr. Jean-Pierre Giraud as Deputy Secretary General, from 1st January 2017 in order to ensure Plan Bleu’s activities continuation.
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Working meeting for BleuTourMed Horizontal project of the Interreg Med Programme

On the 11th of January 2017, a working meeting was hosted in Rome by UNIMED and gathered BleuTourMed partners, including Plan Bleu. BleuTourMed's project aims to support Maritime and Coastal Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Region.
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5th Mediterranean Forest week – Agadir (Morocco) 20-24 March 2017

The 5th MFW will promote restoration at Mediterranean level, to federate around forests various undergoing initiatives related to the Rio conventions, and to achieve those through an agenda of ambitious actions and collectively mobilizing all the technical and financial partners of the Mediterranean countries.
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BleuTourMed's Kick-off Meeting

Built on a transnational partnership with strong knowledge and experience on integrated coastal management and sustainable tourism policies, BleuTourMed aims at supporting maritime and coastal sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean region. A Kick off Meeting will be held in Villa Méditerrannée in Marseille on 16th and 17th of March 2017.
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Atelier de lancement / Kick off meeting PANACeA

The PANACeA Project aims at streamlining networking and management efforts in Mediterranean Protected Areas (PAs) as a mechanism to enhance nature conservation and protection in the region. The Kick off Meeting will be held in Villa Méditerrannée in Marseille on 15th and 16th of March 2017 in order to help us reinforce the links among the community of modular projects selected and the PANACeA partners.
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Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening for the implementation of the UNEP/MAP IMAP in relation to Marine Litter, Biodiversity & fisheries, Hydrography, with a focus on the Risk Based Approach (RBA) for monitoring

Organised by Plan Bleu, this fourth science-policy interface workshop will take place at the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in Madrid, Spain, the 2nd March 2017. The objective is to highlight the usefulness of the Risk-Based Approach (RBA) to elaborate or reinforce strategies for monitoring to marine ecosystem andsupporting the implementation of IMAP at regional and national levels.
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What prospects for the Mediterranean?

On December 5th, 2016, 23 Mediterranean foresight experts gathered in the premises of CIHEAM in Paris for a workshop aiming at exploring possible approaches and modalities for a new foresight exercise on environment and development in the Mediterranean.
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Recent publications

Etat des lieux du cadre juridique des PPP pour la gestion des aires protégées dans le Sud et l’Est de la Méditerranée : Les Partenariats Publics Privés pour la gestion des aires protégées

Ce rapport a pour objectif d’établir un premier inventaire des dispositifs législatifs et réglementaires nationaux relatifs aux Partenariats Publics Privés (PPP) et susceptibles d’être applicables aux Aires Protégées (AP), de recenser des pratiques réussies de recours aux PPP pour la gestion d’une AP, et de produire une première analyse sur leur potentiel de développement dans les pays du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée.
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Plan Bleu's flyer

A new Plan Bleu's flyer is now available.
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Guide pratique pour la mise en œuvre d’une gestion participative et durable des espaces boisés à travers des contrats gagnant-gagnant dans la forêt de la Maâmora

Ce guide est proposé dans le contexte spécifique de la Forêt de la Maâmora dans l’objectif d’être directement utilisable et opérationnel. Il vise à mettre à la disposition des gestionnaires forestiers un outil pratique pour la mise en œuvre d’actions concrètes de gestion forestière en lien étroit avec les usagers et autres parties prenantes sur le terrain.
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Mediterranean forests:Towards a better recognition of the economic and social value of goods and services through participative governance

The purpose of this document is to raise awareness of the national summary documents completed as part of Components 2 and 3 of the FGEF project, and to present a summary of the outputs at regional level in order to highlight the utility of a regional approach and to promote the fundamental link between the two themes of these two components.
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Maximize the production of goods and services of Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the context of global changes

The goal of the project is to encourage actors to manage and/or restore Mediterranean forests with a sustainable perspective for environmental goods and services provided by forests in a context of global changes.
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