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Socio-economic workshop “Saltpan initiative: Addressing wetland conservation in the Med region”

From 6 to 9 March 2018, Plan Bleu participated to the socio-economic workshop “Saltpan initiative: Addressing wetland conservation in the Med region” convened by BirdLife International in Sardinia, Italy. This workshop was organized in the framework of the project “Wetlands Overarching activities addressing Wetland Conservation in the Mediterranean Region”, for project partners (including Plan Bleu) intending to undertake socio-economic valuation of wetland sites.
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A new website for MedECC, the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change

With the support of Plan Bleu, the MedECC network of Mediterranean scientific and academic experts on climate and environmental change has just put its new website online and published numerous articles. In particular, you will find information on the preparation of its first assessment report on the impact of climate and environmental change on the Mediterranean region.
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Two new projects are joinging the MED Biodiversity Protection Community!

In February 2018, two new projects (PLASTICBUSTERS MPAs and PHAROS4MPAs) have officially joined the MED Biodiversity Protection Community, which is now capitalising on the activities and results of 11 projects.
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The MED Sustainable Tourism Community is getting bigger!

In February 2018, three new projects (HERIT DATA, INHERIT and COASTING) have officially joined the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, which is now capitalising on the activities and results of 17 projects.
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9th European Ramsar Meeting (ERM9)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands organized the 9th European Ramsar Meeting (ERM9), in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 19 to 23 March 2018. This interactive meeting focused on the goals and targets of the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024 and how their implementation contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Plan Bleu and its partners co-organized the Session "How does the Mediterranean community contribute to the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024".
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Mediterranean 2017 Quality Status Report

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report, launched at the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Tirana, Albania, 17-20 December 2017) is now online. It provides a unique contribution to assessing the status of the Mediterranean ecosystem and the progress towards the achievement of its Good Environmental Status (GES).
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The Mediterranean under surveillance

Econostrum has just published an article on the next State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean report, currently being drafted and managed by the Plan Bleu and the MAP, aims to increase awareness among public authorities, private stakeholders and the general public to encourage them to take action in supporting a more sustainable development.
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20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

The 20th ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December 2017, allowed the Contracting Parties to discuss the progress achieved in the implementation of the programme of work for the 2016-2017 biennium and make policy decisions on activities to enhance environmental protection and sustainable development in the Mediterranean.
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Regional Stakeholder Conference on the Blue Economy

The Regional Stakeholder Conference on the Blue Economy organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Naples, Italy, on 29th and 30th of November 2017, brought together over 400 key stakeholders in order to consolidate a Mediterranean blue economy community working on sustainable development solutions for the region, as well as to create partnerships and initiatives to harness the potential for blue growth.
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Mediterranean of the future - Act 1: A common commitment for the climate change agreements

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region hosted on Tuesday November 21st, 2017, at the Villa Méditerrannée in Marseille, the first edition of an international event on the "Mediterranean of the future" topic. This first edition entitled "Act 1: A common commitment for the climate change agreements" gathered more than 400 people: ministers and local authorities' managers, experts and scientists, civil society representatives and non-governmental organizations.
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Community Building workshop of the MED biodiversity protection Community

On 25th October 2017, Plan Bleu and the five institutions members of PANACEA project organized a workshop opened to the members of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community in Barcelona (Spain). The objective was allowing the thematic projects to identify their political targets and the possible actions in order to reach them.
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Knowledge sharing event: "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Gaps in Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection"

Plan Bleu, member of the PANACEA Project, participated to the organization of the knowledge sharing event "Bridging the Science-Practice-Policy Gaps in Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection" held in Barcelona (Spain) on 23 & 24 October 2017. The objective of this event was to gather experts on and the members of the 9 thematic projects of the MED Community on Biodiversity protection, and to discuss on past and ongoing initiatives in the Mediterranean, on difficulties encountered when looking for data, as well as possible strategies to fill the science-practice-policy gaps.
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2nd MED Community building workshop on Sustainable tourism

In the framework of the BleuTourMed project (Horizontal project from the Interreg MED 2014-2020 Programme, co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development), Plan Bleu participated in the organization of the 2nd MED Community building on Sustainable tourism on 4th & 5th October 2017 in Athens (Greece). This workshop was the occasion for the community to to share their methodologies, to identify their priorities for a transition toward responsible and sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean region and to commit themselves around a joint declaration.
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Plan Bleu is pleased to announce the launch of its new Newletter. The first issue, that has just released, reviews the main events of the first semester and presents the agenda of our forthcomings meetings. Sign up now to receive our Newsletter!
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International workshop Water and Climate

Plan Bleu took part in the International workshop Water and Climate on ‘Ecological engineering and climate risks’ organized in Paris, from 20th to 22nd of September 2017, by Seine-Normandy water agency with the French Development Agency (AFD). This event aimed to mobilize public and private actors and to help them to have a better understanding of these alternative and complementary conventional solutions.
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