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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 host 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)...

Regional Workshop of the socio-economic assessment and participatory governance final results restitution of the pilot forest ecosystems

Plan Bleu, in cooperation with FAO, is organizing in Nice from 27 to 29 October 2015, 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).

Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

AFD and Plan Bleu organized a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) that was held in Antibes-Juan-les Pins on 24th September 2015. The workshop aimed 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.

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1ère école d’été des Objectifs de Développement Durable

La 1ère école d’été des Objectifs de Développement Durable, proposée dans le cadre du Campus International pour la Coopération et le Développement, est un événement organisé par Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) et l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), qui se tiendra à Marseille du 8 au 13 juillet 2016. De nombreux organismes, dont le Plan Bleu, sont partenaires de cette école d'été.
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First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week

Nelly Bourlion, Plan Bleu programme officer on "Forestry ecosystems and biodiversity" participated to the First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), in Rabat, Morocco, on 30 and 31 March 2016.
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Discussion Seminar, Marseille, 15 mars 2016

Anne-France, Didier, Plan Bleu's new director, gathered her team as well as members of the association's bureau and some historical partners for a discussion seminar that was held in the Villa Valmer, Marseille, on 15 March 2016.
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1st European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) Stakeholder Workshop

Paris,16 February 2016 : Plan Bleu attended the 1st European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) Stakeholder Workshop. ECEM's purpose is to enable the energy industry and policy makers to assess how well different energy supply mixes in Europe will meet demand, over different time horizons (from seasonal to long-term decadal planning), focusing on the role climate has on the mixes.
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Our events

Atelier « Tourisme et développement durable » / Workshop "Tourism and Sustainable Development"

Marseille, 23-24 May 2016: The French Development Agency (AFD - Agence Française de Développement) and Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP) host 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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2ème réunion du Comité de Pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET / 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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Regional workshop: « How to monitor the MSSD 2016-2025 implementation? »

This workshop, gathering Mediterranean stakeholders and experts, aims to define a regional process for the monitoring of the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 in relation with the adaptation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to the Mediterranean region.
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Marseille Collaborative Laboratory – “Strengthening marine and maritime innovation and knowledge transfer, including emerging sectors, new technologies and biotechnologies. North-South Corridor”

Marseille, 8 March 2016: The aim of the "Collaborative Lab" (focus group) is to assess, following a participatory approach, the feasibility of a Maritime Strategy for the Western Mediterranean sub-sea basin and a possible action plan. Among several areas of cooperation amongst northern and southern countries, we want to assess the potential visions and ideas to promote “Marine and maritime innovation and knowledge transfer across the Western Mediterranean”.
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Recent publications

Improving Mediterranean woodland areas governance through participative approaches implementation. National reports

These reports are the results of work conducted by Plan Bleu and the Secretariat of Comité Silva Mediterranea (FAO) as part of the “Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global changes” project, funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) for the period 2011 to 2016.
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Assessment of the socio-economic value of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems. National reports

These reports are the results of work conducted by Plan Bleu and the Secretariat of Comité Silva Mediterranea (FAO) as part of the “Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global changes” project, funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) for the period 2011 to 2016.
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Environmental and social assessments in Mediterranean - Sourcebook

This sourcebook addresses environmental and social assessments used by decision-makers, financial institutions and development players for projects, plans, programmes and policies that integrate sustainability into major public and private decisions affecting the future of the Mediterranean.
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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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