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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.

Mediterranean sustainable development dashboard

Plan Bleu is developing some indicators for the monitoring of the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) 2016-2025 in relation with the adaptation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to the Mediterranean region. The indicators factsheets elaborated by Plan Bleu will be the main items of the Mediterranean sustainable development dashboard, which will be regularly updated and presented every two years to MCSD and COP.

Mediterranean experts meet towards an integrated approach to marine and coastal pollution monitoring

Co-organized by UNEP/MAP MED POL programme and Plan Bleu in Marseille on 19-21 October, the meeting was focused on Contaminants (EO9) and Eutrophication (EO5), two of the 11 Ecological Objectives of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme adopted by the 19th meeting of the Barcelona Convention Contracting Parties. The meeting gathered over 60 national representatives and experts in the Mediterranean.

News

Save the date: 2nd of February 2017 - "Stakeholder conference on the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean"

The European Commission is glad to invite you to attend the "Stakeholder conference on the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean", which will take place on Thursday 2 February 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
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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.
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Blue Eco Forum: Dialogues, workshops and festival towards the sustainability of the Mediterranean Sea

Plan Bleu took part in the "Blue Eco Forum: Dialogues, workshops and festival towards the sustainability of the Mediterranean Sea", co-organized by Eco-Union, Posidonia Green, EUCC, and Foundation ENT, in Barcelona on 25 November 2016.
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Release of the report "The challenges of the climate change in the Mediterranean Sea: Change the constraints in opportunities for action"

Within the framework of the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations – Framework Convention on Climate Change, ENERGIES 2050 published a report entitled "The challenges of the climate change in the Mediterranean Sea: Change the constraints in opportunities for action" with the contribution of the FEMISE and Plan Bleu.
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The Mediterranean at Climate Change COP 22: Time for Action!

In the framework of the Climate Change COP 22, held in Marrakesh, Morocco, the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention had a series of side events. The first one was organized on 11 November 2016, with its Plan Bleu and Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centers around the “Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Framework”.
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2016 Forum of Marine protected Areas in the Mediterranean

From 28 November to 1st December 2016, Plan Bleu took part in the 2016 Forum of Marine protected Areas in the Mediterranean, organized in Tangier, Morocco, by MEDPAN, RAC/SPA and the Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification . Gathering about four hundred participants,this second Forum of Mediterranean MPA, was an opportunity for a mid-term assessment (4 years before the 2020 deadline) of the implementation of the Roadmap.
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Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening in the field of Marine Protected Areas and Marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

Organised by Plan Bleu, the Workshop on strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) in the field of Marine Protected Areas and marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean was held in Tangier, Morocco, on 28 November 2016 and 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.
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COP22 - 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Plan Bleu moderated several side-events during the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) 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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Mediterranean experts meet towards an integrated approach to marine and coastal pollution monitoring

The Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Pollution Monitoring (CORMON) met in Marseille, France, from 19 to 21 October 2016, with the participation of over 60 national representatives and experts in the Mediterranean. Co-organized by the UNEP/MAP MED POL programme and Plan Bleu, the meeting was focused on Contaminants (EO9) and Eutrophication (EO5).
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Recent publications

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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Towards a multi-scale coastal risk index for the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean region is a climate change “hot-spot”. Investigating the role of climate and non-climate drivers on coastal zones is vital to understand the underlying risks and identify appropriate response measures. The multi-scale coastal risk index methodology proposed allows a scientifically sound detection of the coastal hot-spots.
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Guide pratique pour la mise en oeuvre d’une gestion participative et durable des espaces boisés dans les pays du Maghreb

Ce guide vise à mettre à la disposition des gestionnaires forestiers, un outil pratique pour la mise en oeuvre d’actions concrètes de gestion forestière en lien étroit avec les usagers et l’ensemble des parties prenantes sur le terrain.
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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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Promoting sustainable and inclusive tourism in the Mediterranean: Guidelines for a Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean

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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