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Launch of MED 2050 - a new foresight initiative on future visions of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean

MED 2050 is an ambitious prospective exercise designed as an original science-policy interface, intended to mobilize policy makers and stakeholders from the South and North across geographical and institutional boundaries. The work will be carried out in the next four years. People interested in this project are invited to register now to participate in future exchanges.

Conference "Environment and development in the Mediterranean yesderday, today and tomorrow" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Plan Bleu

More than 130 participants have gathered in Paris, on 5th June 2018, on the occasion of Plan Bleu’s 40 years anniversary, during the international conference, organized jointly with the Association Serge Antoine. Experts, decision-makers, representatives of national, European and Mediterranean institutions, and members of the civil society discussed the Mediterranean issues and possible futures.

BleuTourMed MidTerm Conference: Re-connecting tourism: Promoting evidence based policies for sustainable development

The Midterm Conference, organized by BleuTourMed project in Rome (Italy) on 29-30 May 2018, is the first capitalization event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. Its aim is to present the state-of-play of the implementation of the projects involved in the community and to discuss the preliminary recommendation of the Med Community coming from the projects’ first results.

Empowering the Mediterranean Community: tools for Ecosystem-based Management

The seminar, that was held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 16-17 May 2018, aimed to highlight and transfer practical methodologies and tools developed by current EU and Mediterranean research, management and policy projects to stimulate a Euro-Mediterranean technical and political debate on latest strategies and tools for ecosystem-based management and biodiversity conservation.

Mediterranean 2017 Quality Status Report

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report, launched at the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Tirana, Albania, 17-20 December 2017) is now online. It provides a unique contribution to assessing the status of the Mediterranean ecosystem and the progress towards the achievement of its Good Environmental Status (GES).

News

2nd Summer School of sustainable development objectives

The 2nd Summer School of sustainable development objectives, organized by Aix-Marseille University and IRD ((French National Research Institute for Development), brought together more than 200 participants from July 2 to 7, 2018 in Marseille, France. This 2nd edition focused on SDG 13 on combating climate change
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Offre de stage - Contribution aux activités « protection de la biodiversité et tourisme durable »

Le Plan Bleu recherche un(e) stagiaire de niveau Master (développement durable / environnement / politiques publiques) pour une durée de six mois, à compter de septembre 2018. L’objectif du stage est de contribuer aux thématiques « protection de la biodiversité et tourisme durable » dans le cadre des projets BleuTourMed2 et PANACeA3 du programme Interreg Med 2014-2020.
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Webinar Interreg Med "Greening your event"

Interreg Med projects organized the Webinar “Greening your event” on 10th July 2018 in order to foster the knowledge exchange and sustainable practices towards more environmentally friendly events.
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The July Newsletter has just been published

Find the latest news and information from Plan Bleu in the new issue of the Newsletter and subscribe if you have not already done so!
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1st edition of "the AViTeM Workshops": Resources and urban development in the Mediterranean, the nexus water-energy-food

The Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM) launched on 6 July 2018 in Marseille "the AViTeM Workshops", a series of conferences dedicated to the topics of sustainable cities in the Mediterranean. This first edition was devoted to the theme "Resources and urban development in the Mediterranean, the nexus water-energy-food".
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Our events

Second capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

The second capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community will take place 20-21 November 2018 in Marseille (France). Organized by Plan Bleu, this workshop will gather all the projects of the community, as well as external experts and stakeholders, to keep working on strategic topics of the Mediterranean tourism sector.
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International technical workshop "Data, trends, impacts and benefits associated with the creation of an emission control area by vessels in the Mediterranean"

Co-organized by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and Plan Bleu on September 6th and 7th, 2018, in Marseille, this workshop will present the methodology and to share the results of this study carried out by France menée par la France on the possibility of setting up an ECA zone ("Emissions Control Areas") in the Mediterranean.
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Conference "Environment and development in the Mediterranean yesderday, today and tomorrow" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Plan Bleu

More than 130 participants have gathered in Paris, on 5th June 2018, on the occasion of Plan Bleu’s 40 years anniversary, during the international conference, organized jointly with the Association Serge Antoine. Experts, decision-makers, representatives of national, European and Mediterranean institutions, and members of the civil society discussed the Mediterranean issues and possible futures.
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BleuTourMed MidTerm Conference: Re-connecting tourism: Promoting evidence based policies for sustainable development

The Midterm Conference, organized by BleuTourMed project in Rome (Italy) on 29-30 May 2018, is the first capitalization event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community. The conference aimed to present the state-of-play of the implementation of the projects involved in the community and to discuss the preliminary recommendation of the Med Community coming from the projects’ first results.
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Empowering the Mediterranean Community : tools for Ecosystem-based Management

The seminar, that was held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 16-17 May 2018, aimed to highlight and transfer practical methodologies and tools developed by current EU and Mediterranean research, management and policy projects to stimulate a Euro-Mediterranean technical and political debate on latest strategies and tools for ecosystem-based management and biodiversity conservation.
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Recent publications

Regional workshop: Human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy

This document was drafted following a workshop co-organised by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Plan Bleu, held in Monaco in October 2017 where 45 experts from 17 countries and from various fields of expertise, social sciences and natural sciences, participated. It analyses the main threats, vulnerability and ecological and human impacts. On the consensus of a wide range of specialists in different disciplines then some responses and policy options as well as main knowledge gaps and needs are proposed as conclusions for Mediterranean decision makers.
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Rapport d'activités 2017

Ce rapport revient sur les principales activités menées par le Plan Bleu en 2017, telles que le renforcement de l’interface entre science et politique, la transition vers une économie verte et bleue, le mécanisme simplifié d’« examen par les pairs » (SIMPEER) des stratégies nationales de développement durable, l’animation de trois projets Interreg MED (PANACeA, BleuTourMed et InnoblueGrowth), les partenariats public-privé dans les aires protégées, la gestion des forêts méditerranéennes, etc.
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Towards a blue economy for a sustainable Mediterranean: Indicators and recommendations

At the world level, the economy based on maritime sectors is considered a new frontier for economic development and its Gross Value Added (GVA) could double or even triple between 2010 and 2030. This trend could be similar in the Mediterranean region due to the importance of the economic sectors as tourism and maritime transport.
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Vers un nouvel exercice de prospective sur l’environnement et le développement en Méditerranée : Rapport de benchmark des études existantes

Ce rapport a été préparé dans le cadre de l'élaboration de la feuille de route du nouvel exercice de prospective MED 2050. Il a pour but d’établir un état de l’art des exercices de prospective déjà disponibles en Méditerranée.
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Science-policy interfaces for environmental governance in the Mediterranean

Science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are tools that can be used to improve environmental conservation and management in the Mediterranean region. However, in order to do so, a shared understanding of the concept needs to be established, and current gaps need to be identified. This document is based on the work of several institutions, including Plan Bleu, and sets out to provide stakeholders in Mediterranean environmental governance with a brief analysis of the SPI concept within the regional context.
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