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Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

After 3 years of work, Plan Bleu and its partners of BleuTourMed horizontal project, are proud to organise the Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community from 4 June until 7 June 2019 in Barcelona (Spain). This event will be the occasion to present to numerous stakeholders of the Mediterranean, the main achievements of the community and the policy paper, sharing policy recommandations for a sustainable tourism.

Plan Bleu National Focal Points Meeting

Plan Bleu - Regional Activity Centre will gather its National Focal Points from 27 to 29 May 2019 in Marseille (France) to examine the implementation of the 2018-2019 Programme of work, and to discuss and approve the proposed 2020-2021 Programme of work.

International conference "Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy Interface in Blue Growth"

This capitalization and community-building event, which will be held on 16-17th of April 2019 in Marseilles (France) should highlight the main deliverables of Blue Growth projects in terms of knowledge transfer from research to industry and to policy-makers.

Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week: role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement

The 6th MFW brought together in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019 a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It also showcased the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration.

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says the new FAO-Plan Bleu report - The State of Mediterranean Forests 2018. But forests in the Mediterranean have also been considerably affected by degradation and are increasingly in jeopardy from climate change, population rise, wildfires and water scarcity, the report warns.

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La Méditerranée se réchauffe... plus que la moyenne du globe

A l'occasion de la 6ème Semaine Forestière Méditerranéenne qui s'est tenue au Liban du 1er au 5 avril dernier, le Journal libanais L'Orient-Le Jour fait le point sur des études menées sur les impacts du changement climatique en Méditerranée, à travers notamment des interviews de Joël Guiot, directeur de recherche du CNRS et coordonnateur du réseau MedECC, et Nelly Bourlion, chef de programme sur les écosystèmes forestiers et la biodiversité au Plan Bleu.
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3rd meeting of the SoED Steering Committee

The finalization of the Report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED 2019) is now underway. The 3rd meeting of the SoED Steering Committee organized in Marseille on 29 March 2019, brought together representatives of the UN Environment MAP Coordination Unit, Regional Activity Centres, contracting parties and partners (European Environment Agency, CIHEAM-IAMM, MedECC) to develop the chapter "synthesis and conclusions" of the report.
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Méditerranée : Faire face à une eau de plus en plus rare est l’un des plus grands défis

La journée mondiale de l’eau est célébrée ce 22 mars et elle a cette année pour thème "Ne laisser personne de côté". L’événement est l’occasion pour le FEMISE et ses partenaires, dont le Plan Bleu, de faire le point sur la situation en Méditerranée, où le problème de l’eau est devenu un enjeu crucial. Ainsi, la Méditerranée ne représente que 7 % de la population mondiale et pourtant elle abrite plus de 60 % de la population dite pauvre en eau.
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1st MedECC Assessment Report Lead Author meeting

Plan Bleu participated in the plenary round table « Link between scientists and decision-makers », during the 1st MedECC Assessment Report Lead Author meeting, that was held in Milan (Italy) from 4 to 7 March 2019.
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Interviews on the benefits and challenges of nature-based solutions

Find on our website now the interviews made during the Workshop "Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region" hosted by the city of Marseille and co-organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN - Center for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN French Committee, Conservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWet and Wetlands International.
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Our events

Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

After 3 years of work, Plan Bleu and its partners of BleuTourMed horizontal project, are proud to organise the Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community from 4 June until 7 June 2019 in Barcelona (Spain). This event will be the occasion to present to numerous stakeholders of the Mediterranean, the main achievements of the community and the policy paper, sharing policy recommandations for a sustainable tourism.
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Plan Bleu National Focal Points Meeting

Plan Bleu - Regional Activity Centre will gather its National Focal Points from 27 to 29 May 2019 in Marseille (France) to examine the implementation of the 2018-2019 Programme of work, and to discuss and approve the proposed 2020-2021 Programme of work.
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Capitalisation workshop of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

The MED Biodiversity Protection Community is organising a capitalisation event on the 6-7 May 2019 in Rome (Italy). The 11 projects of the community will gather to work on the strategic topics concerning mediterranean biodiversity protection and protected areas.
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International conference "Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy interface in Blue Growth"

This capitalization and community-building event, which will be held on 16-17th of April 2019 in Marseilles (France) should highlight the main deliverables of Blue Growth projects in terms of knowledge transfer from research to industry and to policy-makers.”
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Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week: role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) brought together in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019 a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It also showcased the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration.
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Recent publications

Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to support monitoring implementation plans as well as sub-regional and regional policy developments regarding EcAp clusters on pollution, contaminants & eutrophication, marine biodiversity & fisheries, coast & hydrography

This new report provides Mediterranean stakeholders with key recommendations and conclusions that emerge from three workshops to support the  roadmap for the implementation of Ecosystem Approach (EcAp) and of Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast (IMAP) decision by strengthening SPI.
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Science-policy interfaces for environmental governance in the Mediterranean

Science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are tools that can be used to improve environmental conservation and management in the Mediterranean region. However, in order to do so, a shared understanding of the concept needs to be established, and current gaps need to be identified. This document is based on the work of several institutions, including Plan Bleu, and sets out to provide stakeholders in Mediterranean environmental governance with a brief analysis of the SPI concept within the regional context.
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Economic assessment of ecosystem services: A tool for sustainable development in the Mediterranean ?

Plan Bleu addressed this question as part of its assessments in order to come to more informed sustainable development policy decisions. These assessments cover various geographic levels (from local to regional) and different environments, such as marine, coastal and forest ecosystems.
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Socio-economic assessment of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems. Methodological guide: factsheets and tools

This guide is for everyone concerned and interested in the socio-economic valuation of goods and services provided by Mediterranean woodland areas: managers, public or private owners, companies or individual or collective users in all sectors of activity, including agriculture, water management, protection of fauna and flora, forestry, tourism, leisure, etc.
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State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

26 November 2018, Rome – The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a new FAO-Plan Bleu report « State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 ». But forests in the Mediterranean have also been considerably affected by degradation and are increasingly in jeopardy from climate change, population rise, wildfires and water scarcity, the report warns.
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