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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.

Mid-term Conference of InnoBlueGrowth Project on Blue Growth

The InnoBlueGrowth horizontal project is organizing a conference entitled "Blue Economy: The Blue Way of Life" to be held on 22 and 23 November 2018 in Barcelona. It will focus on sustainability of blue growth, whether in terms of economic, social and environmental development, mitigation of pressures, planning or governance.

Mediterranean Coast Day: economic growth and the protection of the environment can and need to be conciliated

For this Mediterranean Coast Day, numerous experts gathered on 25 September in Split the Croatian city hosting PAP/RAC, “the Mediterranean Coastal Management Centre”, to discuss past successes and shortcomings of Mediterranean coastal management, as well as new environmental challenges that require a more ambitious and urgent action.

Data, trends, impacts and benefits associated with the creation of an emission control area by vessels in the Mediterranean

In 2017, France took the initiative to carry out and finance a study on the possibility of setting up an ECA zone in the Mediterranean. In order to present the methodology and to share the results of this study, an international technical workshop was co-organized by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and Plan Bleu on September 6th and 7th, 2018, in Marseille.

The Mediterranean Cetacean Corridor becomes a Marine Protected Area

A 1.350 km long marine corridor, located off the Spanish Mediterranean coast, has been declared ‘Marine Protected Area’ by the Government of Spain in June 2018. The measure will benefit around 3,500 fin whales migrating through this strip of water, and more than 19,000 loggerhead turtles and 6,000 stripped dolphins

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Le Plan Bleu recrute un(e) Chargé(e) de mission/Expert(e) « Economie bleue et Tourisme durable en Méditerranée »

The position aims producing reports and recommendations on the Blue Economy based on case studies and supporting the facilitation of a community of scientific, public and private actors, on sustainable tourism, through the Interreg MED BleuTourMed Project, particularly in its “capitalization” component. If you are interested in the position, apply now ! (deadline: 1st November included).
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Regional meeting on Marine Litter Best Practices

Plan Bleu took part in the Regional meeting on Marine Litter Best Practices organized in Izmir, Turkey, on 9-10 October 2018 by UN Environment MAP components: MED POL, REMPEC and SCP/RAC. The meeting reviewed activities implemented by the Contracting Parties and especially acknowledged the progress achieved in the implementation of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management.
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Transferring ecosystem-based management tools: increasing regional capacities

The Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project, co-financed by the Interreg MED programme, is organizing in collaboration with Région Sud a knowledge sharing workshop on “Transferring ecosystem-based management tools: increasing regional capacities” that will be held in Marseille, on 23 October 2018 from 14.30 to 17.30.
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Fish Forum 2018 - Side-event "Promoting co-management as innovative tool for the sustainable use of coastal and marine natural resources"

In the framework of the Fish Forum 2018 (Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea), the Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the Interreg Med PANACeA is organizing a side-event called "Promoting co-management as innovative tool for the sustainable use of coastal and marine natural resources", on 10 December 2018.
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Mediterranean Coast day: economic growth and the protection of the environment can and need to be conciliated

For this Mediterranean Coast Day, numerous experts gathered on 25 September in Split the Croatian city hosting PAP/RAC, “the Mediterranean Coastal Management Centre”, to discuss past successes and shortcomings of Mediterranean coastal management, as well as new environmental challenges that require a more ambitious and urgent action.
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Mid-term conference of PANACeA "Ecosystem based approaches: benefits for people and nature"

The mid-term conference of PANACeA will take place in Brussels, on 4-5th December 2018, under the topic: "Ecosystem based approaches: benefits for people and nature". This will be a place for exchanges and capitalisation between the MED Biodiversity Protection Community and higher European Institutions.
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Side event on Ecosystem based Management in the Mediterranean - CBD COP 14

A side event will be co-organized by the Union for the Mediterranean and the MED Biodiversity Protection Community, at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CBD 14) which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 17 to 29 November 2018.
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Mid-term Conference of InnoBlueGrowth Project on blue economy

The InnoBlueGrowth horizontal project on innovation in blue growth at the Mediterranean scale, funded under the INTERREG Med Program, is organizing a conference entitled "Blue Economy: The Blue Way of Life" to be held on 22 and 23 November 2018 in Barcelona. It will focus on sustainability of blue growth, whether in terms of economic, social and environmental development, mitigation of pressures, planning or governance.
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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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Assemblée générale 2018

L'Assemblée générale 2018 du Plan Bleu se tiendra dans les locaux du CIHEAM à Paris, le 9 octobre 2018. Elle permettra de présenter aux membres de l’association les activités conduites en 2017, les comptes 2017, ainsi que le programme de travail 2018-2019.
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Recent publications

Climagine, co-construisons le littoral de demain

Les littoraux méditerranéens sont des lieux d’importance stratégique qui abritent des écosystèmes riches et variés, tout en étant soumis à de nombreuses pressions. Depuis plus de vingt ans, le GIEC met en garde sur le fait que ces zones fragiles risquent d’être fortement impactées par le changement climatique. La GIZC, reconnue comme l’approche la plus appropriée pour favoriser un développement durable de ces espaces vulnérables, intègre aujourd’hui pleinement cette problématique. Toutefois, la GIZC, par nature participative, est confrontée à un défi de taille : donner aux acteurs les moyens de coplanifier leur territoire en intégrant dans les réflexions les impacts du changement climatique. Pour répondre à ce besoin, une nouvelle méthodologie a été élaborée : Climagine.
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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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