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

The XIV World Forestry Congress (WFS) will be 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.

4th Steering Committee meeting of the regional project funded by FFEM on Mediterranean forests

From the 26th to the 31st of January 2015 in Rabat, Morocco, Plan Bleu is co-animating this meeting in close collaboration with the secretariat of the FAO Silva Mediterranea Committee, with whom it shares the coordination of the project. This meeting is the opportunity for the Steering Committee members (partner countries i.e. Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as donors) to review the activities implemented in 2014.

News

Two new articles published in the framework of Plan Bleu and Econostrum partnership

The two articles entitled "Wetland areas cushion the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean" and "Coming soon, a Mediterranean coastal risk index" are available online.
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2nd think tank meeting on the Mediterranean Biodiversity platform

Malaga, Spain, 2 July 2015: Plan Bleu participated in the 2nd think tank meeting on the Mediterranean Biodiversity platform. This meeting aimed at discussing how to give shape to an initiative that seeks cooperation in the field of data and information biodiversity in the region.
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Plan Bleu participates in the XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 September 2015, in Durban, South Africa

The XIV World Forestry Congress (WFS) will be 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.
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Regional cooperation on energy and climate change, in the framework of Union for the Mediterranean

Marseille, June 18, 2015: Plan Bleu participated at the Conference "Regional cooperation on energy and climate change, in the framework of Union for the Mediterranean", organized by the Consulate General of Portugal and the Economic Cooperation Office for the Mediterranean and the Orient (OCEMO), with the collaboration of the Agency for Sustainable Cities and Territories in the Mediterranean (AVITEM).
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Our events

Final results restitution workshop of Mediterranean forest project

Sophia Antipolis, 26-30 octobre 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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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 organize a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
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Kick-off workshop of the Med-ESCWET project on the Burullus Lake pilot site (Egypt)

Alexandria, Egypt, September 14th, 2015: The Burullus Lake kick-off workshop has the overall objective to inform and raise awareness among all stakeholders involved in the management of Burullus Lake on the content and the course of the study carried out on this pilot area, in the framework of Med-ESCWET project, in order to facilitate the implementation of activities on ground.
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XIV World Forestry Congress

Durban (South Africa), 7-11 September 2015: In the framework of the XIV World Forestry Congress, lPlan Bleu organizes the International Forests & Water Dialogue, a two-day special event that will see the finalization and launch of the Five-year Forests and Water Action Plan.
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Recent publications

Guidelines for national Economic and Social Analysis of Mediterranean marine ecosystems

This report is intended to provide guidance to national authorities of Mediterranean countries in charge to conduct an Economic and Social Analysis (ESA) of the uses of the marine waters and the cost of degradation at the national level in non-EU Mediterranean countries.
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Socio-economic assessment of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems. Methodological guide: factsheets and tools

This guide is for everyone concerned and interested in the socio-economic valuation of goods and services provided by Mediterranean woodland areas: managers, public or private owners, companies or individual or collective users in all sectors of activity, including agriculture, water management, protection of fauna and flora, forestry, tourism, leisure, etc.
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Participatory governance for the multifunctional management of Mediterranean woodland areas. Methodological guide: factsheets and tools

This guide is for everyone concerned and interested in the management of Mediterranean woodland areas: managers, public or private owners, companies or individual or collective users in all sectors of activity, including agriculture, water management, protection of fauna and flora, forestry, tourism, leisure, etc.
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Climate risk management in the Mediterranean. Climate services: a decision support tool for adaptation

The Mediterranean region is already particularly vulnerable to climate variability and extreme events. This region is also expected to be one of the most prominent climate change “hot spot”. The development of climate services in the Mediterranean basin is of major importance for the promotion of sustainable development in this region.
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