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Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

Organized on 14-16 October 2019 in Malaga (Spain), the event "Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: pulse for transformative changes in the Mediterranean Sea" was a unique occasion to share and celebrate the three years of work ensuring mechanisms and tools that support a more effective management of biodiversity supporting proper ecosystem functions across the Mediterranean.

Media accreditation procedure - Barcelona Convention COP 21

The 21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean will take place on 2-5 December 2019 in Naples, Italy. Media participation in COP21 is subject to accreditation by the UNEP/MAP. Financial support may be provided for up to 10 professional journalists from Mediterranean countries. Applicants for financial support are required to submit their accreditation requests no later than 25 October 2019.

Climate and Environment in the Mediterranean region, our common challenge

On the occasion of the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the UfM Secretariat is organizing on 10 October 2019 in Barcelona, an event on “Climate and Environment in the Mediterranean region, our common challenge” to present the main conclusions of the first-ever comprehensive scientific report on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean region developed by MedECC.

Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean

The InnoBlueGrowth project which leads the Blue Growth Community celebrates its final event on 19-20th September 2019 in Brussels, in a joint event with the Green Growth Community. The objective is to raise awareness on how the integration of both blue and green economies can support a more sustainable development of the Mediterranean, to share policy recommendations, knowledge and good practices as well as to develop networks.

The Mediterranean Sea and climate change: common challenges and shared solutions

LabexMed organizes in collaboration with Plan Bleu, SPA/RAC, MedPAN and MedECC, an international workshop on Climate Change in the Mediterranean that will be held in Marseille, France, the 25th and 26th of September 2019. The workshop aims to propose research orientations and joint lines of action for the future between scientists, managers and decision-makers.

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Consultancy calls on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) identification

Two consultancy calls have been launched by SPA/RAC and REMPEC to enhance knowledge and capacity among the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention regarding the identification and designation of PSSAs within EBSAs, FRAs and/or SPAMIs, to support area-based management, including through an Adriatic workshop and a Mediterranean seminar celebration on December 2019.
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Barcelona Convention COP 21 (2-5 December 2019) - Media accreditation procedure

The 21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols will take place on 2-5 December 2019 in Naples, Italy. Media participation in COP21 is subject to accreditation by the UNEP/MAP—Barcelona Convention Secretariat. Financial support may be provided for up to 10 professional journalists from Mediterranean countries. Applicants for financial support are required to submit their accreditation requests no later than 25 October 2019.
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Event “Climate and Environment in the Mediterranean region, our common challenge”

On the occasion of the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the UfM Secretariat organised on 10 October 2019 in Barcelona, an event on “Climate and Environment in the Mediterranean region, our common challenge” to present the main conclusions of the first-ever comprehensive scientific report on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean region developed by MedECC.
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Appel à candidature : Expertise sur les tendances et perspectives démographiques en Méditerranée

Le Plan Bleu recherche un (ou plusieurs experts) pour produire, avant fin 2019, un rapport d’analyse sur les tendances et perspectives démographiques en Méditerranée, en se penchant notamment sur la question des concentrations urbaines sur le littoral. Les dossiers de candidature doivent être adressés d’ici le 27 Octobre 2019.
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Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) - Mission to Tunisia

The project team of the « Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) » activity, led by Elen Lemaître-Curi, Director of Plan Bleu, carried out a mission to Tunisia, from 23 to 25 September 2019, organized in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Sustainable Development of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development. The discussions allowed to deepen the analysis and synthesis of processes and structures related to sustainable development in Tunisia, while putting them into perspective for the revision of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD) 2016-2020.
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Our events

Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

The Interreg Med Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project held its Final Conference "Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: pulse for transformative changes in the Mediterranean Sea" the 14-16 October 2019 in Malaga (Spain). This three-day encounter was a unique occasion to share and celebrate the three years of work ensuring mechanisms and tools that support a more effective management of biodiversity supporting proper ecosystem functions across the Mediterranean.
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The Mediterranean Sea and climate change: common challenges and shared solutions

LabexMed organized in collaboration with Plan Bleu, SPA/RAC, MedPAN and MedECC, an international workshop on Climate Change in the Mediterranean that was held in Marseille, France, the 25th and 26th of September 2019. The workshop aimed to propose research orientations and joint lines of action for the future between scientists, managers and decision-makers.
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Blue and green growth joint event « Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean »

On the 19th-20th of September in Brussels, the InnoBlueGrowth project which leads the Blue Growth Community, whose Plan Bleu is partner, celebrated its final event in a joint event with the Green Growth Community, aiming at discussing the key elements necessary for a “Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean”.
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2018 General Assembly

The 2018 Plan Bleu General Assembly will be held in Paris in CIHEAM's premises, on July 11, 2019. On this occasion, Plan Bleu will present to the members of the association the report on the activities carried out in 2018, the 2018 accounts, as well as the programme of activities 2019.
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Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

On the 5th – 7th June 2019, the MED Sustainable Tourism Community gathered in Barcelona on the occasion of the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 to debate the tourism sector’s contribution to a more sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region. Panel discussions, round tables, workshops, side events and sites visits, showcased how territorial projects of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community can help in preserving the unique landscapes and precious resources of the Mediterranean by promoting a sustainable tourism.
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Recent publications

Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region - A preliminary assessment

As one of the main climate change hotspots in the world, the Mediterranean region needs, more than ever, strong collective action to address the challenge posed by climate and environmental change. The development of an assessment report that gathers all available knowledge is expected to enable the development and implementation of effective policies based on a holistic understanding of the problems. This document presents preliminary conclusions of the assessment
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Outsmart climate change: work with nature! Enhancing the Mediterranean’s climate resilience through Nature-based Solutions

While climate change is becoming more and more of a concrete reality, impacting people and places throughout the Mediterranean region, a broad range of Nature-based Solutions are available to enhance society’s resilience in this new, dynamic and highly challenging context. This publication is published in the framework of the Workshop « Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change » hosted by the City of Marseille from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2019, and organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN French Committee, Conservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWet and Wetlands International. It was funded by the campaign OffYourmap, as well as by AFD and UN Environment/MAP.
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Policy Factsheet - Mediterranean Sustainable tourism

The great wealth of ecological and cultural heritage and the beauty of the marine and coastal destinations on the Mediterranean Sea attract an increasing flow of tourists from all over the world every year. How can we promote sustainable and responsible tourism in the face of mass tourism affecting the region? Trying to find answers to this challenge, Plan Bleu is proud to release in the framework of BleuTourMed project, four factsheets promoting policy recommendations for a Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Region.
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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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Activity report 2018

2018 saw the celebration of Plan Bleu’s 40th anniversary during a symposium organised in Paris in June, in partnership with Association Serge Antoine. 2018 also saw the launch of the upcoming Report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED 2019) and the start of a foresight exercise for 2050, named MED 2050.
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