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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.

4th Mediterranean Forest Week, 17-20 March 2015

Plan Bleu, along with its regional partners, is committed to organising a Mediterranean Forest Week every two years in a member country. the Spanish authorities welcome this fourth edition in Barcelona focusing on the following issue: “Improving livelihoods: the role of Mediterranean forest value chains in a green economy”. The Mediterranean Forest Week has been conceived as a common regional platform for cooperation on Mediterranean forests.

Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, 17-18 February 2015, Malta

The Maltese Government kindly hosted the Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development on February 17 and 18, 2015. The aim was to discuss the draft reviewed Strategy document “MSSD 2.0” with stakeholders before it is submitted for the endorsement of the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (Morocco, mid-June 2015).

Second meeting of the Correspondence Group on the Economic and Social Analysis, including outcomes of the National pilot cases of the Regoko Project

To strengthen synergy needs among different scales of analysis, the meeting presented also preliminary outcomes of three National pilot cases i.e. Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, conducted in the framework of the Regional – Governance and Knowledge generation Project (Regoko).

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2nd AVITEM meetings

Marseille, 2 February, 2015 : Plan Bleu contributed at the plenary session of the second AVITEM meetings. This session entitled "Between emergency and long-term issues: what sustainable development in the Mediterranean?" was a session of reflection and exchanges devoted to the cooperation.
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Please take part in the survey about drivers and pressures of Adriatic-Ionian ecoregion

In the framework of Med-IAMER project, Plan Bleu leads a regional stakeholders’ consultation process; please give your feedback and comments on Med-IAMER preliminary results in completing the survey.
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Recrutement d’une équipe de consultants constituée d'un hydrologue et d'un économiste de l'environnement

Le Plan Bleu recrute une équipe de consultants dans le cadre du projet Med-ESCWET « Evaluations biophysique et économique des services écologiques en terme d’adaptation au changement climatique fournis par les zones humides en Méditerranée ». Il s’agira de mener une évaluation économique des services écologiques rendus par quatre des sites pilotes méditerranéens pré-identifiés.
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Second consutation workshop of ClimVar project

Kerkennah, Tunisia, 27-28 January 2015: About forty participants (scientists, policy makers, representatives of Tunisian national and local institutions, as well as representatives of the fishing community) had the opportunity to discuss the roles played by ecosystems to ensure livelihoods for the archipelago, the threats on ecosystems and the solutions to protect them.
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Our events

Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, 17-18 February 2015, Malta

The aim of this conference was to discuss the draft reviewed Strategy document “MSSD 2.0” with stakeholders before it is submitted for the endorsement of the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development, which will take place in Morocco at mid-June 2015.
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4th Steering Committee meeting of the regional project funded by FFEM on Mediterranean forests

Rabat, Morocco, 26-31 January 2015: Plan Bleu is co-animating the fourth Steering Committee meeting of the regional project "Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean woodland ecosystems in a contact of global changes" funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF), in close collaboration with the secretariat of the FAO Silva Mediterranea Committee, with whom it shares the coordination of the project.
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Regional workshop on water demand management in the Mediterranean

In the framework of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum (Murcia, Spain, 25-27 November 2014), Plan Bleu, AFD and CMi organized a workshop on water demand management (WDM). The overall objective of the workshop was to support the Mediterranean countries in water demand management policies’ development and adaptation.
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Monitoring climate variability and change in coastal zones: Regional workshop for technical validation of a core set of indicators

Sophia Antipolis (France), 20-21 November 2014: in the framework of the project "Integration of climatic variability and change into national strategies to implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean", Plan Bleu organized a regional workshop.
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Recent publications

State of the Mediterranean marine and coastal environment

This report provides information on the overall nature of Mediterranean ecosystems and defines pressures affecting the state of Mediterranean’s environment, to which 21 countries have coast.
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MSSD Review - Stakeholder Newsbrief n°2 - February 2015

This Second issue of Stakeholder Newsbrief summarises the work done after the Meeting of the MCSD Steering Committee held on 11-12 June 2014 in Malta, and focuses on the outcomes of stakeholders' consultation, particularly on the drafting of revised MSSD sections through Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) activities.
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Approche économique de la gestion de la demande en eau en Méditerranée : instruments économiques

Gérer la demande en eau impose d’élargir le champ d’analyse des facteurs déterminants de la demande, afin de cibler l’application des instruments économiques pour répondre aux enjeux clés de la gestion de l’eau, en cohérence avec les politiques et instruments sectoriels.
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Methods and tools for socio-economic assessment of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems

Plan Bleu coordinated the preparation of this report produced by EFIMED (Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute) and the CTFC (Forest Science Centre of Catalonia), in the framework of the project "Optimising the production of goods and services by Mediterranean woodland ecosystems in a context of global change".
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