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3rd Mediterranean Water Forum

The 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Water Forum, organized by the National Water Research Center, the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, was held on 22 and 24 January 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. The event gathered the Mediterranean Water Community to discuss and debate on regional priorities through panels and working groups, linked with the Thematic Framework of the 8th World Water Forum (Brasilia, Brazil, 18-23 March 2018).

Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award: Turkish city of Izmir is the winner!

The “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award” was conferred to Izmir (Turkey) during the high-level session of the 20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention which is being held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December 2017.

Workshop "Which major marine and coastal issues in the Mediterranean region? Data and trends"

In the framework of the writing of the chapter on the marine and coastal issues of the new report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu is organizing a workshop "Which major marine and coastal issues in the Mediterranean region? Data and trends" on 12th-13th of December 2017, at Campus du développement (ex CEFEB) of AFD in Marseille, France.

Regional Workshop on human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy

Plan Bleu and Scientific Centre of Monaco are co-organizing in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, on 18-19 October 2017, a regional workshop that aims to determine the drivers of ecological stressors which are specific to the Mediterranean Sea and their economic impacts.

Conference on the yachting sector in the Mediterranean

Plan Bleu co-organized with partners from the InnoBlueGrowth project an international conference entitled “New trends for the yachting sector in the Mediterranean area”, which took place on 11-12th of October 2017 in Marseilles, France. Participants, among them decision makers and entrepreneurs from the region and abroad, were able to meet experts on the yachting sector and exchange best practices, while getting more knowledge on the importance of the Interreg Blue Growth Community.

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20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

The 20th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December 2017, allowed the Contracting Parties to discuss the progress achieved in the implementation of the programme of work for the 2016-2017 biennium and make policy decisions on activities to enhance environmental protection and sustainable development in the Mediterranean.
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Regional Stakeholder Conference on the Blue Economy

The Regional Stakeholder Conference on the Blue Economy organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Naples, Italy, on 29th and 30th of November 2017, brought together over 400 key stakeholders in order to consolidate a Mediterranean blue economy community working on sustainable development solutions for the region, as well as to create partnerships and initiatives to harness the potential for blue growth.
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Mediterranean of the future - Act 1: A common commitment for the climate change agreements

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region hosted on Tuesday November 21st, 2017, at the Villa Méditerrannée in Marseille, the first edition of an international event on the "Mediterranean of the future" topic. This first edition entitled "Act 1: A common commitment for the climate change agreements" gathered more than 400 people: ministers and local authorities' managers, experts and scientists, civil society representatives and non-governmental organizations.
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Community Building workshop of the MED biodiversity protection Community

On 25th October 2017, Plan Bleu and the five institutions members of PANACEA project organized a workshop opened to the members of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community in Barcelona (Spain). The objective was allowing the thematic projects to identify their political targets and the possible actions in order to reach them.
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Knowledge sharing event: "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Gaps in Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection"

Plan Bleu, member of the PANACEA Project, participated to the organization of the knowledge sharing event "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Gaps in Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection" held in Barcelona (Spain) on 23 & 24 October 2017. The objective of this event was to gather experts on and the members of the 9 thematic projects of the MED Community on Biodiversity protection, and to discuss on past and ongoing initiatives in the Mediterranean, on difficulties encountered when looking for data, as well as possible strategies to fill the science-practice-policy gaps.
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3rd Mediterranean Water Forum

Milestone along the preparation of the Mediterranean Region participation in the 8th World Water Forum (Brasilia, Brazil, 18-23 March 2018), the 3rd edition of the Mediterranean Water Forum was held on 22 and 24 January 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. Plan Bleu co-organized the Session "water and climate change" held in the afternoon of Tuesday, 23 January 2018.
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Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award: The winner is the city of Izmir!

The “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award” was conferred to Izmir (Turkey) during the high-level session of the 20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention which is being held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December 2017.
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Workshop "Which major marine and coastal issues in the Mediterranean region? Data and trends"

In the framework of the writing of the chapter on the marine and coastal issues of the new report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu organized a workshop "Which major marine and coastal issues in the Mediterranean region? Data and trends" on 12th-13th of December 2017, at Campus du développement (ex CEFEB) of AFD in Marseille, France. The objective was to establish a group of around thirty thematic experts from international, Mediterranean but also national and local institutions, in order to contribute to the drafting of this chapter.
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PANACeA's knowledge sharing event: "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Interface in Biodiversity Protection"

On October 23rd and 24th 2017, an open event will gather in Barcelona the members of PANACeA and the 9 modular projects of the MED Community on Biodiversity Protection, as well as relevant stakeholders of the Mediterranean Region involved in biodiversity protection.
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Regional Workshop on human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy

Plan Bleu and Scientific Centre of Monaco co-organized in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, on 18-19 October 2017, a regional workshop that aimed to determine the drivers of ecological stressors which are specific to the Mediterranean Sea and their economic impacts.
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Recent publications

Vers un nouvel exercice de prospective sur l’environnement et le développement en Méditerranée : Rapport de benchmark des études existantes

Ce rapport a été préparé dans le cadre de l'élaboration de la feuille de route du nouvel exercice de prospective MED 2050. Il a pour but d’établir un état de l’art des exercices de prospective déjà disponibles en Méditerranée.
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Towards a blue economy for a sustainable Mediterranean: Indicators and recommendations

At the world level, the economy based on maritime sectors is considered a new frontier for economic development and its Gross Value Added (GVA) could double or even triple between 2010 and 2030. This trend could be similar in the Mediterranean region due to the importance of the economic sectors as tourism and maritime transport.
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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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Socio-economic tools for supporting the achievement of Good Environmental Status of Mediterranean marine waters

Plan Bleu is happy to share its report "Socio-economic tools for supporting the achievement of Good Environmental Status of Mediterranean marine waters". This report has been elaborated by Plan Bleu as part of the project “Action Plans for Integrated Regional Monitoring Programmes, Coordinated Programmes of Measures and Addressing Data and Knowledge Gaps in Mediterranean Sea (ActionMed)”, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece).
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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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