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MAP’s Focal Points meeting

From 12th to 15th September 2017, Elen Lemaitre-Curri and Jean-Pierre Giraud took part in the UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan’s Focal Points meeting held in Athens. Plan Bleu’s new Director was warmly welcomed by Gaetano Leone, MAP Coordinator, as well as by the experts of the Coordination Unit and by the other Regional Activity Centers’ Directors.
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Elen Lemaitre-Curri, new Plan Bleu's director

Chief engineer in the Rural Engineering, Water and Forests Administration, with a degree on agricultural & rural development economics and environmental policies, Elen Lemaitre-Curri has been the new Plan Bleu's director since the 1st of September, 2017. "The excellence of her career promises a bright future for our organization!", rejoices Thierry Lavoux, Plan Bleu's Chairman.
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Meeting of the Ecosystem Approach Coordination Group

Organized in Athens on September 11th 2017, the meeting enables to take stock of the activities and main achievements in the framework of the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach roadmap since its adoption, to review a number of important documents related to key aspects of the Ecosystem Approach roadmap implementation, and to discuss on the way forward to ensure full implementation of the Ecosystem Approach roadmap.
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Summary of discussions and outcomes from the Stakeholder Conference "Towards an Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean"

Report 5 containing an overview of the discussions during the Stakeholder Conference "Towards an Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean", held in February 2017 in Barcelona, is now available for public viewing.
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Thematic workshop of MedECC initiative on ecosystems and ecosystem services

In collaboration with Labex-OT Med and Aix-Marseille University, Plan Bleu co-organized from 17 to 19 July 2017 in Marseille, France, the 3rd thematic workshop of the MedECC initiative for the year 2017 on "ecosystems and ecosystem services". 30 participants, scientists and researchers from universities or national research institutes from Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Tunisia, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and Montenegro, attended this worksop.
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Kick-off meeting 3rd Mediterranean Water Forum, Monaco, 11 July 2017

The Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean with their partners organized on 11 July 2017 in Monaco, with the collaboration of the Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco, the kick off meeting of the 3rd Mediterranean Water Forum. Initiated in 2011 in Marrakech, the Mediterranean Water Forum, efficient platform for dialogue and exchange between all stakeholders in the region, aims to strengthen the cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of water.
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17th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

The 17th Meeting of the MCSD held in Athens from 4 to 6 July 2017 was very successful and confirmed the important role of MCSD in the MAP system as a forum for discussion and advancement of sustainable development issues in the Mediterranean region.
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International workshop Water and Climate

In the run-up to COP23 and World Water Forum, Seine-Normandy water agency and French Development Agency (AFD) organize from September 20th to 22nd, 2017 an international water and climate workshop on ‘Ecological engineering and climate risks’.
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Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award 2016-2017

The Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award aims to recognize and reward the efforts of local authorities to improve the environment and the quality of life and promote sustainable development in Mediterranean coastal towns and cities. Both small towns and metropolitan cities are eligible to apply. The call for application was initially launched for a period of 30 days until 15th of June. However, in order to offer to more Mediterranean coastal cities and towns the possibility to apply, the deadline is extended to the 30th of June.
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Blue economy shows enormous potential in Mediterranean

Plan Bleu vice-president Christian Avérous was in Marseille on 30th and 31st May, 2017, to chair the closing round table of the "Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean" conference. The doctor of economics talks to econostrum.info about the enormous potential of the Mediterranean Sea and coasts and the desire to ensure the sustainable and inclusive development of their resources.
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Plan Bleu at the World Water Congress (Cancun, 29th May – 2nd June 2017)

Plan Bleu participated to the XVIth World Water Congress held in Cancun (Mexico) from 29th May to 02nd June 2017, gathering some 600 people from around the world. The results from Med-ESCWET project on “Economic assessment of ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean wetlands in terms of climate regulation” were presented by Dr. Céline Dubreuil during the « Water security in a Changing World: Climate Change » session.
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Save the date : L'agenda des Objectifs du Développement Durable - pauvreté et changements climatiques

Pour préfigurer la seconde école d’été qui sera centrée sur l’ODD 13, relatif à la lutte contre les changements climatiques, la journée du 7 juillet 2017 rassemblera des experts de haut niveau sur les liens entre changements climatiques, pauvreté et inégalités.
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Collaborative session on Conservation funding issues

On the occasion of the Latin America and Caribbean week, Plan Bleu is participating in an exchange, probing and ideas session on conservation funding issues organised by MEDPAN and FFEM in Marseille, on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2017.
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Two days workshop to refine the review mechanism of the Horizon 2020 initiative for a Cleaner Mediterranean and its associated H2020 indicators

Participants from different Mediterranean Neighbourhood countries, ENI SEIS II South Focal Points from statistics institutes and Ministry of environment, representatives from UN environment/Mediterranean Action Plan, Plan Bleu and CEDARE met in Copenhagen from 17-18 May 2017 for the First ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism regional workshop on indicators.
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