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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 host 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)...

Regional Workshop of the socio-economic assessment and participatory governance final results restitution of the pilot forest ecosystems

Plan Bleu, in cooperation with FAO, is organizing in Nice from 27 to 29 October 2015, 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).

Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

AFD and Plan Bleu organized a brainstorming and knowledge sharing workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) that was held in Antibes-Juan-les Pins on 24th September 2015. The workshop aimed to define the objectives of this partnership in the framework of those territories balanced development, by taking account of societal and environmental issues at the earliest stage of the coastal territories process management and the operationalisation of the proposed strategic recommendations.

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MAVA Fondation pour la Nature is recruiting a manager for freshwater and landscapes issues

MAVA Fondation pour la Nature is recruiting an experienced and dynamic person to lead the implementation of freshwater and landscapes issues in its 2016-2022 Mediterranean strategy. The Manager will work under the supervision of the Mediterranean Basin Director and be based in Gland, Switzerland.
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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 se tiendra à Marseille du 8 au 13 juillet 2016. De nombreux organismes, dont le Plan Bleu, sont partenaires.
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Call of tender of PAP/RAC to prepare the Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

The Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) is currently recruiting consultants to support it in preparing the Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
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A promotional video of CAMP Italy Project (Coastal Area Management Programme) is now on-line

CAMP Italy Project has the objective to test on selected pilot areas, local policies and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) activities through actions aiming at reducing the criticality of the territory, while implementing a sustainable management of natural resources and promoting the conservation of natural habitats and biodiversity.
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First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week

Nelly Bourlion, Plan Bleu programme officer on "Forestry ecosystems and biodiversity" participated to the First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), in Rabat, Morocco, on 30 and 31 March 2016.
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Our events

General Assembly 2013

Paris - 6 June 2013: Plan Bleu's General Assembly 2013 held in the premises of the Agence Française de Développement.
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Atelier « Tourisme et développement durable » / 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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2ème réunion du Comité de Pilotage du projet Med-ESCWET / 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

Améliorer la gouvernance des espaces boisés méditerranéens à travers la mise en oeuvre de démarches participatives en Algérie, au Liban, au Maroc, en Tunisie et en Turquie : enseignements et possibles réplications à l’échelle méditerranéenne

Dans le cadre de la Composante 3 (Développement de modes de gouvernance participative et territoriale des écosystèmes forestiers méditerranéens) du projet FFEM (Optimiser la production de biens et services par les écosystèmes boisés Méditerranéens dans un contexte de changements globaux), les cinq pays partenaires impliqués (Algérie, Maroc, Liban, Tunisie et Turquie) ont conçu et testé des approches participatives et des structures de gouvernance innovantes pour la gestion durable et le développement socioéconomique de leurs territoires boisés, dans des sites pilotes judicieusement sélectionnés.
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Improving Mediterranean woodland areas governance through participative approaches implementation. National reports

These reports are the results of work conducted by Plan Bleu and the Secretariat of Comité Silva Mediterranea (FAO) as part of the “Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global changes” project, funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) for the period 2011 to 2016.
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Assessment of the socio-economic value of goods and services provided by Mediterranean forest ecosystems. National reports

These reports are the results of work conducted by Plan Bleu and the Secretariat of Comité Silva Mediterranea (FAO) as part of the “Optimizing the production of goods and services by Mediterranean forest ecosystems in a context of global changes” project, funded by the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) for the period 2011 to 2016.
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Environmental and social assessments in Mediterranean - Sourcebook

This sourcebook addresses environmental and social assessments used by decision-makers, financial institutions and development players for projects, plans, programmes and policies that integrate sustainability into major public and private decisions affecting the future of the Mediterranean.
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Towards a multi-scale coastal risk index for the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean region is a climate change “hot-spot”. Investigating the role of climate and non-climate drivers on coastal zones is vital to understand the underlying risks and identify appropriate response measures. The multi-scale coastal risk index methodology proposed allows a scientifically sound detection of the coastal hot-spots.
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