Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

AFD and Plan Bleu organize a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) that will be held in Antibes-Juan-les Pins on 24th September 2015. The workshop aims to define the objectives of this partnership in the framework of those territories balanced development, by taking account of societal and environmental issues at the earliest stage of the coastal territories process management and the operationalisation of the proposed strategic. recommendations.

Plan Bleu participates in the XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 September 2015, in Durban, South Africa

The XIV World Forestry Congress (WFS) is held under the theme “Forest and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”. It aims at bringing together the global forestry community to review and analyze the key issues, through the main 6 thematic focus, in order to share ways of addressing them and facilitate their mainstreaming in global agendas on sustainable development as well as building new partnerships.

MEDCOP 21, forum of the Mediterranean civil society for climate

The Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur will be receiving MEDCOP21, on 4th and 5th June 2015, in Marseille. This event, that will bring together 500 States and civil society representatives coming from all the countries in the Mediterranean region, will be held in the framework of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change organized in Paris by the French Government from 30th November to 11th December 2015.

16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

From 9 to 11 June 2015, the Moroccan government kindly hosted the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) in Marrakesh. The main goal of this meeting was the endorsement of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2025) following the comments addressed by the participants at the Conference on the Review of the MSSD held in Floriana (Malta) on 17-18 February 2015.

The Mediterranean Action Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary: "Together for a Sustainable Mediterranean"

The Mediterranean Action Plan launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary in Athens, Greece on 19 May 2015. Under the umbrella of the UNEP, the Mediterranean Action Plan and the Barcelona Convention provide the political and legal framework for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal areas of the Mediterranean region.


Recruitment of a consultant to produce the stakeholders mapping and the scoping study of the project "A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean"

Plan Bleu is seeking to recruit a consultant to produce the stakeholders mapping and the scoping study of the project "A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean - Measuring, Monitoring and Promoting an environmentally sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region".
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Mediterranean Coast Day 2015

Antibes (France), 25 September 2015: Under the main theme “partnerships, collaboration and synergies”, there were more than 100 Mediterranean and European actors involved in the protection of coastal zones, to celebrate Coast Day in the Mediterranean.
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Second Regional Stakeholder Workshop of PERSEUS project

Tunis, 4 September 2015: The workshop “Towards a Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins”, aimed at informing about the PERSEUS project and providing a close interaction with Tunisian regional organizations and scientists.
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Training in the use of Dynamic Integrated Vulnerability Assessment » (DIVA) model

Kiel, Germany, 7-8 September 2015: Plan Bleu took part in the training organized by PAP/RAC and Kiel Marine Sciences Cluster, that focused on the use of DIVA model (Dynamic Integrated Vulnerability Assessment), applied to evaluate socio-economic impacts of sea level rise on coastal zones.
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Our events

5th Steering Committee Meeting and final event of the MedPartnership and ClimVar & ICZM Projects

Athens, 3-4 November 2015: The objective of this meeting is to present and discuss the results obtained through the implementation of the two projects, and to define together strategies to ensure continuity to these activities in the Mediterranean region.
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Regional Workshop of the socio-economic assessment and participatory governance final results restitution of the pilot forest ecosystems

Nice, 27-29 October 2015: Plan Bleu, in cooperation with FAO, is organizing the final results restitution workshop of the project « Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forests in a context of global changes », funded by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM).
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Final results seminar of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project

Antibes, France, 29-30 September 2015: organized by Plan Bleu, the final results seminar of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project aimed to disseminate the project’s results, to exchange experience/knowledge generated and lessons learned, and to discuss the way forward on how to foster the integration of environmental issues into sectoral and development policies.
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Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

Antibes-Juan les Pins (France), 24 September 2015: In the framework of their partnership, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Plan Bleu organized a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
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Recent publications

Forest and water: an integrated management crucial to cope with global changes in the Mediterranean region

Forests use water. And forests provide water. This relationship between forests and water provokes debate among scientists, land managers, and policy makers. The stakes are particularly high in the Mediterranean region already facing water shortages (especially in its southern and eastern part) or disasters related to flooding.
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Activity Report 2014

Plan Bleu started work on the review in early 2014 by launching a broad consultation exercise as part of assessing MSSD 1.0 (adopted in 2005) and identifying themes for MSDD 2.0.
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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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Economic and social analysis of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Mediterranean

A growing perception of the crucial role of marine and coastal ecosystems in the supply of goods and services that contribute to present and future human wellbeing and a recognition of the impact of human activities on these ecosystems have inspired the fight to protect them. The social and economic analysis of ecosystem services and the impacts of uses reinforce this awareness and encourage the development of policies that contribute to the protection of the environment and sustainable development.
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