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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 applications is open until June 16, 2017.
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Save the date: 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 will organize 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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Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER), Mission to France

The project team of the Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) carried out a mission to Paris, France, on 27-28 March 2017, in cooperation with the French Ministry of the Environment.
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Register to the newsletter: Med Sustainable Tourism Community

The BleuTourMed Sustainable Tourism Community seeks to promote and improve sustainable tourism offer in the Mediterranean region as a driver for economic development and as a tool to preserve the Mediterranean environment and cultural identity. Sign up to the newsletter to stay up-to-date on BleuTourMed activities and results.
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Plan Bleu's participation at several meetings organized by the Union for the Mediterranean

Plan Bleu participated at several meetings organized by the Union for the Mediterranean on 13-16 March 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.
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Launch of the Blue Growth Community in the Mediterranean

Save the date and register ! The event organized within the InnoBlueGrowth Horizontal project, funded under the INTERREG Med Programme, will take place in Rome, on 6 and 7 April 2017. The aim of the InnoBlueGrowth project, is to ensure the communication and capitalization of projects results, addressing Blue Growth issues as Blue energy, Maritime surveillance, Yachting.
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International conference « What solutions for the Mediterranean? »

The international conference « What solutions for the Mediterranean? » was held on the 23rd February 2017 in the Ministry of Environment in Paris. Gathering 200 representatives of the 21 Mediterranean-rim countries, this conference follows the « Solutions for the Mediterranean » initiative to recapture marine ecosystems that was launched in 2016 by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, the Energy and the Sea, in charge of international relations on climate.
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Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER), Mission to Morocco

The project team of the Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) carried out a mission to Rabat, Morocco, on 7-8 February 2017, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment in Morocco.
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UN Environment/MAP launches its new website

The UN environment / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention (UN Environment / MAP) is delighted to officially announce the launch of its new website.
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18th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the MCSD held its 18th meeting on 18 and 19 January 2017 in Athens, Greece. The participants discussed the progress in activities related to the implementation and monitoring of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025, which was adopted at the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, as a strategic guiding document for all stakeholders and partners to translate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the regional, sub-regional and national levels.
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Plan Bleu’s announcement on the change of governance

Following the meeting of the Bureau of the association « Plan Bleu pour l'environnement et le développement en Méditerranée » held on the 23rd January 2017, Thierry Lavoux, president of Plan Bleu, to appoint Mr. Jean-Pierre Giraud as Deputy Secretary General, from 1st January 2017 in order to ensure Plan Bleu’s activities continuation.
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Working meeting for BleuTourMed Horizontal project of the Interreg Med Programme

On the 11th of January 2017, a working meeting was hosted in Rome by UNIMED and gathered BleuTourMed partners, including Plan Bleu. BleuTourMed's project aims to support Maritime and Coastal Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Region.
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Working meeting for PANACeA Horizontal project of the Interreg Med Programme

On the 16th of January 2017, a working meeting was organised in Malaga, Spain, by ETC-UMA and PANACeA partnership, including Plan Bleu. PANACeA is a regional initiative of streamlining management efforts in Protected Areas for an enhanced Protection in the Mediterranean Sea.
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“Caring for our Coasts”, Mediterranean and Italian experiences in coastal area management

The Coastal Area Management Program for Italy (CAMP Italy) held its final conference on Tuesday 17 January 2017 in Rome in order to present the main results and methodologies of the two-year project, and their integration within the Mediterranean and international contexts.
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Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER), Mission to Montenegro

The project team of the Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) project carried out a three-day mission to Podgorica, Montenegro, from 11 to 14 January 2017. These meetings facilitated ownership by the national and local stakeholders of the MSSD 2016-2025, which can be considered as a regional declination of the global SDGs.
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