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Towards policy recommendations on sustainable tourism: shaping the results of the MED Community

The third capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, that will be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Split (Croatia), will aim at elaborating policy recommandations on sustainable tourism.

International conference "Strengthening the Science-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.

Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region

The city of Marseille hosted this event from 22th to 24th January 2019. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers of the Mediterranean region and European Union were gathered to discuss on the benefits and challenges related to Nature Based Solutions implementation.

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

The 6th MFW will bring 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 will also showcase 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.

News

Med Biodiversity Protection Community at MARLICE 2019

The Med Biodiversity Protection Community featured by PANACeA will be present during MARLICE 2019, the International forum on marine litter and circular economy, that will take place in Seville, Spain, from 10 to 12 April 2019. It will present the common work and results of our Interreg Med Marine litter initiatives.
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Call for applicants: Drafting of a technical and strategic report on “Strengthen, structure and sustain Science Policy Interface (SPI) for EcAp and IMAP implementation in the Mediterranean”

In the framework of the EcAp MedII project - to support the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach in the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu is recruiting an expert to formalize a policy-oriented report with operational Science-Policy Interface (SPI) recommendations which give a frame for future actions to support countries in the full implementation of EcAp and its IMAP. Applications must be submitted no later than 4th March 2019.
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Air quality in the Mediterranean: Conclusions of the ECAMED study on the implementation of a ship Emissions Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean

Ineris and its partners, Citepa, Cerema and Plan Bleu, present the results of the ECAMED Study, whose objectives are to evaluate the cost and the benefits for the air quality of the implementation of an Emissions Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions show the interest of the implementation of such a measure and present the benefits for the port cities.
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Declaration on Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management in the Mediterranean

The Interreg MED Biodiversity Protection Community presented the « Declaration on Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management in the Mediterranean » at the EU Parliament in Brussels on 4 5 December 2018. The Declaration summarises state-of-the-art knowledge compiled from 11 thematic projects and 200 partner organisations concerning threats and pressures in the Mediterranean. We encourage you to share it!
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Public-private partnerships' serving the environment in the Mediterranean or "How to rethink the link between human ecosystems and natural ecosystems?"

Plan Bleu participated on February 1, 2019 in Paris at the second breakfast organized by AFD on the theme: Public-private partnerships' (PPP) serving the environment in the Mediterranean or "How to rethink the link between human ecosystems and natural ecosystems? ".
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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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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-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) will bring 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 will also showcase 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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Towards policy recommendations on sustainable tourism: shaping the results of the MED Community

The Third capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community will be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Split (Croatia). The community will continue the work on strategic topics of the Mediterranean tourism sector, started in Marseille in November 2018, in order to elaborate policy recommandations.
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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 provide 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) decisions by strengthening SPI.
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Climagine, co-building the coast of the future

Mediterranean coastlines are places of strategic importance, which are home to a rich diversity of ecosystems. However, they also face numerous pressures. For over twenty years, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that these fragile zones could be severely impacted by climate change. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is recognised as the best way to promote the sustainable development of these vulnerable spaces and it now fully incorporates this issue. However, the participatory nature of ICZM means that it faces a major challenge in order to give stakeholders the tools they need to coplan their territory while taking into account the impacts of climate change. A new method has been developed to meet this need, known as Climagine.
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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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Regional workshop: Human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy

This document was drafted following a workshop co-organised by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Plan Bleu, held in Monaco in October 2017 where 45 experts from 17 countries and from various fields of expertise, social sciences and natural sciences, participated. It analyses the main threats, vulnerability and ecological and human impacts. On the consensus of a wide range of specialists in different disciplines then some responses and policy options as well as main knowledge gaps and needs are proposed as conclusions for Mediterranean decision makers.
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Rapport d'activités 2017

Ce rapport revient sur les principales activités menées par le Plan Bleu en 2017, telles que le renforcement de l’interface entre science et politique, la transition vers une économie verte et bleue, le mécanisme simplifié d’« examen par les pairs » (SIMPEER) des stratégies nationales de développement durable, l’animation de trois projets Interreg MED (PANACeA, BleuTourMed et InnoblueGrowth), les partenariats public-privé dans les aires protégées, la gestion des forêts méditerranéennes, etc.
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