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The Mediterranean celebrates Coast Day “Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”

For the 10th consecutive year, the Mediterranean celebrated the Coast Day, on 27 September 2016 in Barcelona under the theme “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”. It was co-organised this year by the Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC), Plan Bleu, and the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), and co-sponsored by the MAVA foundation.
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The Italian Ministry of Environment and UNEP/MAP sign a 4.5 million Euro Cooperation Agreement for the Protection of the Sea

Development and enhancing of an effective Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs) management, Enhancement of Marine Litter Management, Creation of a Mediterranean Network of CAMP Projects (Coastal Area Management Program) and Promotion of governance tools for “Blue Growth”, are the main points of the agreement signed on 15 September 2016.
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Survey on Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Within the frame of the CAMP Italy project implementation, a survey on Integrated Coastal Zone Management has been launched to investigate the knowledge of key stakeholders and general public in the Mediterranean on the topic, and to support a sound policy on coastal management in Italy.
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The Task Force “Beyond Plastic Med” is launching his call for micro-initiatives to challenge the issue of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

On the occasion of World Ocean Day, the Task Force “Beyond Plastic Med” (BEMED) launched its call for micro-initiatives to support and encourage environmental conservation projects and thus launch the process of restoring and protecting the Mediterranean Sea.
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Visitez le site web du GIS HomMer sur les aires marines et côtières protégées (AMP)

Le Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique (GIS) HomMer est un réseau de recherche collaborative associant des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) et des gestionnaires d'aires marines et côtières protégées (AMP) de France métropolitaine et d'Outre-Mer. L'objectif de ce réseau est de développer et diffuser des connaissances scientifiques sur les dimensions humaines des AMP en élaborant collectivement le processus de recherche, de la construction des questionnements scientifiques jusqu’à la mise en œuvre d’actions de médiation scientifique et technique.
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MEDCOAST Institute 2016 - Eleventh International Training Workshop

The Eleventh International Training Workshop on “ Integrated Marine Policy & Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean & the Black Sea ” will be held on 20-27 September 2016, in Dalyan - Turkey.
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2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate)

In view of the 22nd World Climate Conference (COP 22) to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016, Plan Bleu participated to the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP Climate) that was held in Tangier, Morocco, on 18 and 19 July.
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Ecole d’été des Objectifs du Développement Durable : le premier grand événement du Campus international pour la coopération et le développement

La 1ère école d’été des Objectifs de Développement Durable, proposée dans le cadre du Campus International pour la Coopération et le Développement, est un événement organisé par Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) et l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), qui s'est tenu à Marseille du 8 au 13 juillet 2016. Le Plan Bleu et le Centre pour l'intégration en Méditerranée (CMI) y ont animé un atelier intitulé "L’eau, facteur de développement en Méditerranée".
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Conférence "Climat, biodiversité, croissance bleue : quelles solutions pour la Méditerranée ?"

Paris, 27 juin 2016 : Cette conférence a été organisée par Ségolène Royal, Ministre de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer, en charge des relations internationales sur le climat, dans le cadre de la coalition Océan de la COP21 et de la conférence nationale de la mer et de l’océan.
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Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Trophies

Algiers, 25 May 2016: During the 4th international MEDENER conference on the energy transition in the Mediterranean region, ADEME, and its partners- MEDENER, Union for the Mediterranean, CGLU Med, Plan Bleu and the experts group Med-Ecc, launch a competition designed to develop and bring public concretes solutions for adaptation to climate change impacts.
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UNEP/MAP and EEA reconfirm their continuous collaboration towards a sustainable Mediterranean

Nairobi Kenya, 23 – 27 May 2016: The United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) agreed on a joint work plan for the period 2016-2021, to contribute towards creating solid knowledge base and awareness among policy makers, civil society and the public at large, about the state of the marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean and its sustainable development.
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International Conference "Territorial development and touristic transition in a changing climate in the Mediterranean – Current trends and role of climatic finance"

Marrakech, 1-2 June 2016: Plan Bleu participated to the International Conference "Territorial development and touristic transition in a changing climate in the Mediterranean – Current trends and role of climatic finance", organized by University Cadi Ayyad - Marrakech, University Mohammed V - Rabat, Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technics, World Bank, Sahara and Sahel Observatory, LMI MediTer, IRD, DefisMed and PROFOR.
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MAVA Fondation pour la Nature is recruiting a manager for freshwater and landscapes issues

MAVA Fondation pour la Nature is recruiting an experienced and dynamic person to lead the implementation of freshwater and landscapes issues in its 2016-2022 Mediterranean strategy. The Manager will work under the supervision of the Mediterranean Basin Director and be based in Gland, Switzerland.
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Call of tender of PAP/RAC to prepare the Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

The Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) is currently recruiting consultants to support it in preparing the Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
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A promotional video of CAMP Italy Project (Coastal Area Management Programme) is now on-line

CAMP Italy Project has the objective to test on selected pilot areas, local policies and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) activities through actions aiming at reducing the criticality of the territory, while implementing a sustainable management of natural resources and promoting the conservation of natural habitats and biodiversity.
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