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Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies

ADEME, and its partners- MEDENER, Union for the Mediterranean, CGLU Med, Plan Bleu and the experts group Med-Ecc, launch a competition designed to develop and bring public concretes solutions for adaptation to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors and to NGO, associated to local public actors.

The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 is available online

The vision of the Strategy answers to the need for a proper development direction: A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems. After the adoption, the challenge is now the MSSD implementation: the participation of all stakeholders will play a decisive role in the delivery of the Strategy.

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 hosted 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)...

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2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate)

In view of the 22nd World Climate Conference (COP 22) to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016, Plan Bleu participated to the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate) that was held in Tangier, Morocco, on 18 and 19 July.
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Ecole d’été des Objectifs du Développement Durable : le premier grand événement du Campus international pour la coopération et le développement

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 s'est tenu à Marseille du 8 au 13 juillet 2016. Le Plan Bleu et le Centre pour l'intégration en Méditerranée (CMI) y ont animé un atelier intitulé "L’eau, facteur de développement en Méditerranée".
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Conférence "Climat, biodiversité, croissance bleue : quelles solutions pour la Méditerranée ?"

Paris, 27 juin 2016 : Cette conférence a été organisée par Ségolène Royal, Ministre de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer, en charge des relations internationales sur le climat, dans le cadre de la coalition Océan de la COP21 et de la conférence nationale de la mer et de l’océan.
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Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies

Algiers, 25 May 2016: During the 4th international MEDENER conference on the energy transition in the Mediterranean region, ADEME, and its partners- MEDENER, Union for the Mediterranean, CGLU Med, Plan Bleu and the experts group Med-Ecc, launch a competition designed to develop and bring public concretes solutions for adaptation to climate change impacts.
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UNEP/MAP and EEA reconfirm their continuous collaboration towards a sustainable Mediterranean

Nairobi Kenya, 23 – 27 May 2016: The United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) agreed on a joint work plan for the period 2016-2021, to contribute towards creating solid knowledge base and awareness among policy makers, civil society and the public at large, about the state of the marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean and its sustainable development.
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Our events

General Assembly 2016

Plan Bleu's General Assembly 2016 held in the premises of CIHEAM, in Paris, on 2nd June 2016. The activity report 2015 and the financial reports 2015 were presented to the Association’s members. The General Assembly also elected a new Bureau.
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Workshop "Tourism and Sustainable Development"

Marseille, 23-24 May 2016: The French Development Agency (AFD - Agence Française de Développement) and Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP) organized 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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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

Contributing to successful adaptation to climate change in Mediterranean coastal areas

This Policy Brief is based on the results of the regional workshop "Adaptation to climate change in mediteranean costal zones: is current decision making process adapted to mainstream adaptation options?", organized by Plan Bleu and ACTeon in May 2016, in order to highlight the main constraints and factors for succes in order to adress those challenges.
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Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025: Investing in environmental sustainability to achieve social and economic development

MSSD 2016-2025 is based on the principle that socio-economic development needs to be harmonized with the environment and protection of natural resources. The vision of the Strategy answers to the need for a proper development direction: A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems.
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Activity report 2015

La préparation de la COP 19 de la convention de Barcelone a fortement mobilisé le Plan Bleu en 2015, notamment dans la perspective de faire adopter une nouvelle Stratégie méditerranéenne de développement durable. Cette nouvelle stratégie, révisée notamment pour intégrer la question du changement climatique comme une priorité pour la Méditerranée, et adoptée lors de la COP 19 en février 2016, est en parfaite adéquation avec les activités menées en 2015 par le Plan Bleu qui s’inscrivent dans les mêmes objectifs.
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Assessment of the socio-economic value of the goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems: critical and comparative analysis of studies conducted in Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey

The forests of these countries contribute to combating poverty, the socio-economic development of rural areas, food security, and cultural and recreational heritage. However, these studies are important because forest management strategies do not necessarily seek to optimise the value of forest goods and services, whether locally by local users, nationally by other economic sectors that benefit from them, or internationally by international carbon credit funds.
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