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Call for tenders to evaluate the implementation of the Roadmap for a Comprehensive Coherent Network of Well-Managed Marine Protected Areas

SPA/RAC launches a call for tenders to evaluate the implementation of the Roadmap for a Comprehensive Coherent Network of Well-Managed Marine Protected Areas to achieve Aichi Target 11 in the Mediterranean. The deadline for receiving proposals is 2nd October 2018.
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Call for tenders to undertake a Socioeconomic analysis on marine litter key best practices to prevent/reduce single use of plastic bags and bottles

The main objective of this consultancy is to enhance knowledge on the socioeconomic aspects of single use plastics prevention/reduction measures, building on the outcomes of pilot projects where those best practices have been implemented. The consultant(s) will thus produce a Socioeconomic analysis on marine litter practices to prevent/reduce single use of plastic bags and bottles, including an overall analysis for the whole Mediterranean basin, and a specific focus on key best practices in pilot areas.
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Marine litter projects together in Barcelona

An Interreg Med Workshop on Marine Litter organized by PANACeA gathered on 12 July 2018 in Barcelona, representatives from MedSeaLitter, PlasticBustersMPAs, Act4Litter, BlueIslands, PHAROS4MPAS and AMAre projects together with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, to join forces and reinforce common actions against marine litter.
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The Med Biodiversity Protection Summer newsletter is out!

Find all the information of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community in the summer issue of its Newsletter.
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Call for applicants - Support for the production of policy factsheets on sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean

In the framework of Interreg MED Horizonal project BleuTourMed - Maritime and Coastal Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean, four call for applicants are launched to draft four policy factsheets that will contribute to the final policy paper of BleuTourMed.
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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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Monitoring and assessment of the mediterranean environment: towards a regional system

The meeting, that was held in Rome from 10 to 12 July 2018, highlighted good progress towards the preparation and implementation of the Mediterranean Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP), whose main objective is to build and implement a regional monitoring system gathering reliable and up-to-date data and information on the marine and coastal Mediterranean environment.
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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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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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Browse the report of the 2nd ENI-SEIS II South Support Mechanism Regional workshop on indicators

The report of the 2nd ENI-SEIS II South Support Mechanism Regional workshop on indicators held on 17-18 April 2018 in Athens, Greece is now available. It contains also the full set of annexes including the methodological factsheets of the indicators.
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3rd capitalization and community building event of the Blue Growth Community

The Blue Growth Community, driven by the InnoBlueGrowth project (Interreg MED) whose Plan Bleu is partner, celebrated its third transnational capitalization and community building event on the theme of Clusters from 20 to 21 June 2018 in Athens, Greece.
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Plan Bleu hosts the MedECC secretariat

Plan Bleu has been supporting MedECC (Mediterranean experts on climate and environmental changes network) in partnership with the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and the Princely Government of Principality of Monaco since 2016, and since May 2018 hosts the MedECC secretariat.
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Just released - Seven flyers related to the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development

Seven flyers related to the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) and to the work of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) are now available online.
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