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Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies

ADEME, and its partners- MEDENER, Union for the Mediterranean, CGLU Med, Plan Bleu and the experts group Med-Ecc, launch a competition designed to develop and bring public concretes solutions for adaptation to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors and to NGO, associated to local public actors.

The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 is available online

The vision of the Strategy answers to the need for a proper development direction: A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems. After the adoption, the challenge is now the MSSD implementation: the participation of all stakeholders will play a decisive role in the delivery of the Strategy.

Workshop "Tourism and sustainable development: How can tourism contribute to sustainable and inclusive development in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries?"

The French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu hosted in Marseille on 23rd and 24th May 2016 a workshop on the contribution of tourism to a sustainable and inclusive development, gathering partners of the two institutions, as well as decisions-makers, tourism operators, researchers and experts from several Mediterranean countries.

Ministers from the Mediterranean commit to measures to further reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment

Athens, 11 February 2016 - During a high level event of the Barcelona Convention CoP 19 meeting, hosted by the Greek Government in Athens, Mediterranean ministers and parties contracted to the Convention renewed their commitment to enhance measures to reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment.

COP21 - United nations conference on climate change

In the framework of COP 21 that took place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, Plan Bleu participated in two sessions on wetlands and forests, and organized two round tables on MedECC initiative (Network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change)...

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Survey on Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Within the frame of the CAMP Italy project implementation, a survey on Integrated Coastal Zone Management has been launched to investigate the knowledge of key stakeholders and general public in the Mediterranean on the topic, and to support a sound policy on coastal management in Italy.
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The Task Force “Beyond Plastic Med” is launching his call for micro-initiatives to challenge the issue of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

On the occasion of World Ocean Day, the Task Force “Beyond Plastic Med” (BEMED) launched its call for micro-initiatives to support and encourage environmental conservation projects and thus launch the process of restoring and protecting the Mediterranean Sea.
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Visitez le site web du GIS HomMer sur les aires marines et côtières protégées (AMP)

Le Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique (GIS) HomMer est un réseau de recherche collaborative associant des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) et des gestionnaires d'aires marines et côtières protégées (AMP) de France métropolitaine et d'Outre-Mer. L'objectif de ce réseau est de développer et diffuser des connaissances scientifiques sur les dimensions humaines des AMP en élaborant collectivement le processus de recherche, de la construction des questionnements scientifiques jusqu’à la mise en œuvre d’actions de médiation scientifique et technique.
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MEDCOAST Institute 2016 - Eleventh International Training Workshop

The Eleventh International Training Workshop on “ Integrated Marine Policy & Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean & the Black Sea ” will be held on 20-27 September 2016, in Dalyan - Turkey.
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2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate)

In view of the 22nd World Climate Conference (COP 22) to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016, Plan Bleu participated to the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate) that was held in Tangier, Morocco, on 18 and 19 July.
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Our events

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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Regional workshop on ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean wetlands

Sophia Antipolis (France), 19 September 2016: This workshop aims to highlight the ecological importance of Mediterranean wetlands, the critical role they play in maintaining many natural cycles and supporting biodiversity, through the presentations of various case studies. Final results of the Med-ESCWET project will be presented.
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General Assembly 2016

Plan Bleu's General Assembly 2016 held in the premises of CIHEAM, in Paris, on 2nd June 2016. The activity report 2015 and the financial reports 2015 were presented to the Association’s members. The General Assembly also elected a new Bureau.
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Workshop "Tourism and Sustainable Development"

Marseille, 23-24 May 2016: The French Development Agency (AFD - Agence Française de Développement) and Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP) organized a workshop on the contribution of tourism to a sustainable and inclusive development, gathering partners of the two institutions, as well as decisions-makers, tourism operators, researchers and experts from several Mediterranean countries.
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2nd Steering Committee meeting of the Med-ESCWET project

Sophia Antipolis, France, 18 May 2016: The overall objective of this 2nd Steering Committee of Med-ESCWET project is to collect the opinions and experience of all participants on biophysical assessments conducted at each site, and on the ongoing economic valuations.
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Recent publications

Les accords multilatéraux sur l’environnement (AME) et les référentiels d’action au Sud et à l’Est de la Méditerranée

L’objet de ce Cahier du Plan Bleu est d’inventorier et d’analyser de manière transversale les principaux engagements environnementaux auxquels ont souscrit les pays du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée (PSEM).
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EcAP Science-Policy Interface (SPI) Brief

Achieving the Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems – this is the goal of the Ecosystem Approach, a strategy initiated by the Barcelona Convention UNEP/MAP. The success of this approach will largely depend on how well scientists and decision makers interact in monitoring and assessing the status of ecosystems to elaborate evidence-based and adequate policies. Reason enough to focus on how to improve this science-policy interface.
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Contributing to successful adaptation to climate change in Mediterranean coastal areas

This Policy Brief is based on the results of the regional workshop "Adaptation to climate change in mediteranean costal zones: is current decision making process adapted to mainstream adaptation options?", organized by Plan Bleu and ACTeon in May 2016, in order to highlight the main constraints and factors for succes in order to adress those challenges.
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Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025: Investing in environmental sustainability to achieve social and economic development

MSSD 2016-2025 is based on the principle that socio-economic development needs to be harmonized with the environment and protection of natural resources. The vision of the Strategy answers to the need for a proper development direction: A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems.
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