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Méditerranée : Faire face à une eau de plus en plus rare est l’un des plus grands défis

La journée mondiale de l’eau est célébrée ce 22 mars et elle a cette année pour thème "Ne laisser personne de côté". L’événement est l’occasion pour le FEMISE et ses partenaires, dont le Plan Bleu, de faire le point sur la situation en Méditerranée, où le problème de l’eau est devenu un enjeu crucial. Ainsi, la Méditerranée ne représente que 7 % de la population mondiale et pourtant elle abrite plus de 60 % de la population dite pauvre en eau.
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1st MedECC Assessment Report Lead Author meeting

Plan Bleu participated in the plenary round table « Link between scientists and decision-makers », during the 1st MedECC Assessment Report Lead Author meeting, that was held in Milan (Italy) from 4 to 7 March 2019.
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Interviews on the benefits and challenges of nature-based solutions

Find on our website now the interviews made during the Workshop "Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region" hosted by the city of Marseille and co-organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN - Center for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN French Committee, Conservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWet and Wetlands International.
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Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards 2018-2019: 15 days left to submit your adaptation actions!

The French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, AViTeM, SEMIDE and ASCAME are inviting all stakeholders in Mediterranean countries to showcase their climate change adaptation action. Application closing date : 20 march 2019 !
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Plan Bleu Newsletter: the February issue is available!

To learn more about our recent and upcoming activities and events, browse the new issue of our Newsletter! And if you have not already done so, subscribe to our mailing list to receive the Newsletter by email as soon as it is published.
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Med Biodiversity Protection Community at MARLICE 2019

The Med Biodiversity Protection Community featured by PANACeA will be present during MARLICE 2019, the International forum on marine litter and circular economy, that will take place in Seville, Spain, from 10 to 12 April 2019. It will present the common work and results of our Interreg Med Marine litter initiatives.
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Air quality in the Mediterranean: Conclusions of the ECAMED study on the implementation of a ship Emissions Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean

Ineris and its partners, Citepa, Cerema and Plan Bleu, present the results of the ECAMED Study, whose objectives are to evaluate the cost and the benefits for the air quality of the implementation of an Emissions Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions show the interest of the implementation of such a measure and present the benefits for the port cities.
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Declaration on Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management in the Mediterranean

The Interreg MED Biodiversity Protection Community presented the « Declaration on Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management in the Mediterranean » at the EU Parliament in Brussels on 4 5 December 2018. The Declaration summarises state-of-the-art knowledge compiled from 11 thematic projects and 200 partner organisations concerning threats and pressures in the Mediterranean. We encourage you to share it!
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Public-private partnerships' serving the environment in the Mediterranean or "How to rethink the link between human ecosystems and natural ecosystems?"

Plan Bleu participated on February 1, 2019 in Paris at the second breakfast organized by AFD on the theme: Public-private partnerships' (PPP) serving the environment in the Mediterranean or "How to rethink the link between human ecosystems and natural ecosystems? ".
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Season's greetings!

The entire Plan Bleu team wishes you happy holidays and a happy new year 2019!
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Protected areas are not enough: towards an ecoregional approach to biodiversity protection

Representatives of European and Mediterranean institutions, public authorities, scientific and research organizations, protected area managers and conservationists gathered on 4 and 5 December 2018 in Brussels to discuss and support a holistic Mediterranean approach as crucial for sustaining the wellbeing of people and nature. Urgent action ensuring ecosystem connectivity, regulating socio-economic activities and using science-based management in key ecologically significant areas suffering from uncontrolled human activities inside and outside protected areas was prominent in the discussion.
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Side event - COP24: A science-policy interface on risks of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean region

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and its partners (UN Environment Mediterranean Action Plan through Plan Bleu Regional Activity Centre and MedECC, the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change) organized during the COP 24 (Katowice, Poland) the side event "A science-policy interface on risks of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean region" ; it gave the opportunity for scientists and stakeholders to discuss the main vulnerabilities of the Mediterranean region and its resilience to change.
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SCP/RAC is looking for an expert on plastics and Marine Litter in the Mediterranean

The selected expert will contribute to the 2019 Mediterranean State of the Environment and Development report (SoED 2019). The main objective of this consultancy is to write a four-pages synthesis about the current situation, the evolution of the situation throughout the last 10 years and future trends of marine litter in the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the main sources and drivers as well as on the responses to prevent it.
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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference: a focus on the Mediterranean

Over 4,000 participants from around the world meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. At this occasion, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and Plan Bleu/Regional Activity Centre (UN Environment/MAP) joined efforts with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative to organize a joint side-event entitled “The Regional Dimension of a Sustainable and Inclusive Blue Economy: the Model of the Mediterranean”
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Ten seabirds added to the Mediterranean list of endangered or threatened species

The updated list of endangered or threatened species found in the Mediterranean entered into force in September 2018. It now includes 10 additional bird species classified as endangered or threatened. The list is now totaling 25 seabirds.
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