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Call for applicants: Develop indicators of climate change impact on socio-economic trends linked to biodiversity and natural resources

Plan Bleu urgently seeks an expert to develop indicators of climate change impact on socio-economic trends linked to biodiversity and natural resources. Applications must be submitted until 27th September 2019.
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Focal Points of UNEP/MAP examine measures aimed at boosting the implementation of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols

Focal Points of the United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) met in Athens on 10-13 September 2019. Representatives of Mediterranean States and the European Union discussed new measures aimed at curbing pollution, protecting biodiversity and stimulating blue growth in the Mediterranean region.
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Our September Newsletter has just been published!

Find the latest Plan Bleu news in the September Newsletter available online. And subscribe if it's not already done!
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SCP/RAC calls for proposals for a communication specialist/consultant in Egypt

SCP/RAC calls for proposals for a communication specialist/consultant to cover the development of two national challenges in business and social innovation that contributes to the prevention and reduction of single-use plastic bags in Egypt. Interested applicants are invited to submit their bid by 6th of September midnight (CET) following the instructions detailed in the terms of reference.
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Consultation to elaborate a study on the assessment of the Ecological Status and an MSP preliminary initial assessment in Vlora Marine Area in Albania

The Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC) launches a consultation to elaborate study on the assessment of the Ecological Status and an MSP preliminary initial assessment in Vlora Marine Area in Albania. The deadline for receiving proposals is 16 September 2019.
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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (9-18 July 2019)

Six Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Israel, Tunisia and Turkey) have submitted their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) during this High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that was focused this year on the theme "empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".
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Last call for application for Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award: deadline extended to 18 September 2019

UNEP/MAP is pleased to inform you that the deadline for the submission of applications for the “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award” has been extended until 18 September 2019. We encourage a broad participation from Mediterranean coastal cities and towns.
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What climate and social justice in the face of the disaster announced in the Mediterranean?

Plan Bleu participated in the Meetings of iReMMO (Institute of Research and Studies for Mediterranean Middle East) held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Paris on the theme "What climate and social justice facing the disaster announced in the Mediterranean?".
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Symposium "Environmental Protection in the Mediterranean Sea"

Elen Lemaitre-Curri, director of Plan Bleu, participated in the symposium "Environmental Protection in the Mediterranean Sea" that brought together in Toulon, France, on 4-5 July 2019, the highest representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Maritime Prefecture involved in the protection of the Mediterranean. She presented Menelas, the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
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Outsmart climate change: work with nature!

It is increasingly recognized that nature can be one of the viable solutions to the challenge of climate change, using and deploying the functioning of ecosystems. These Nature-based Solutions offer sustainable, cost-effective, versatile and flexible alternatives. For more information, find now our video and summary for policy makers.
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Summer school "Blue growth: emerging technologies, trends and opportunities"

The Interreg MED Blue Growth Community, involving Plan Bleu as a key partner, is organizing from 1st to 5th July 2019, in Kotor, Montenegro, a Summer School aiming at encouraging young people’s involvement in blue economy sectors by offering high-quality technical knowledge and fostering their entrepreneurial spirit.
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Side event "Blue economy" - 18th Meeting of the MCSD

At the 18th Meeting of the MCSD, held in Budva (Montenegro) on 11 June 2019, Plan Bleu presented, in the framework of a dedicated side-event, the Report "Blue Economy in the Mediterranean: Case Studies, Lessons and Perspectives". It was a unique opportunity to provide MCSD Members and regional partners with an overview of the Report, present and discuss the lessons learnt and recommendations drawn by the case studies in the different maritime sectors and discuss the transition towards a sustainable and inclusive blue economy in the Mediterranean.
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World Oceans Day 2019 “Gender and the Ocean”: the opportunity to explore the gender dimension of our relationship with the Mediterranean

“Gender and the Ocean”, the theme of this year’s edition of World Oceans Day, is an opportunity for UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan to explore the gender dimension of our relationship with the Mediterranean. Gender equality and the empowerment of women is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and of the 2016-2025 Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development.
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Instanbul Environment Friendly City Award: applications can be sent until Friday 12 July 2019!

Local authorities from Mediterranean coastal cities are invited to submit their candidacies for the second edition of the “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award”, that 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. The deadline of the call for applications has been extended until Friday 12 July 2019.
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Urgent ! Call for expression of interest for the selection of 5 high-profile experts within the framework of the Blue Growth Summer School

The Blue Growth Community (coordinated by the InnoBlueGrowth project - CONISMA, ASCAME, CPMR, NTUA, Plan Bleu, UoM) launches a call for expression of interest for the selection of 5 high-profile experts to fulfil the role of mentors for training activities, within the framework of the Blue Growth Summer School. Applications for admission must be submitted within June l0th 2019 no later than 12h00 CET.
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