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IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2015

IEMed just published its Mediterranean Yearbook 2015; with more than sixty international contributors including Plan Bleu, this yearbook tackles the main political, economical, social and cultural issues of the Euro-Mediterranean agenda.
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Marine Ecosystem Services Workshop

Villefranche-sur-Mer, 26-27 November 2015: Organized by Laboratoire Océanologique de Villefranche, this workshop aimed at bringing together different disciplines – including, but not limited to, biology, ecology and social sciences – to interact about the issue of marine ecosystem services.
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COP 21 - United nations conference on climate change

In the framework of COP 21 that took place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, Plan Bleu participated in two sessions on wetlands and forests, and organized two round tables on MedECC initiative (Network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change).
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8th World Conference of Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

Stellenbosch, South Africa, 9-13 November 2015: This 8th edition of World Conference of Ecosystem Services Partnership focused on ‘Ecosystem Services for Nature, People and Prosperity’ and paid special attention to the public and private sector dialogue on how the ecosystem services concept can be used to support conservation, improve livelihoods and engage the business community.
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5th and last meeting Steering Committee of the projects MedPartnership and ClimVar & ICZM

Athens, 3-4 November 2015: The Steering Committee of the projects MedPartnership and ClimVar & ICZM held its 5th and last meeting, in the presence of country focal points, executing partners and beneficiaries from the countries of the projects.
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9th edition of the Mediterranean Economic Week

Marseille, 4-7 November 2015: Plan Bleu participated to the 9th edition of the Mediterranean Economic Week, that focused on the role of ‘Cities and Territories, drivers of economic development in the Mediterranean’.
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European Forest Week 2015

Engelberg (Switzerland), 2-6 November 2015 : In the framework of the "European Forest Week 2015", Plan Bleu took part to the side event "Water as an ecosystem service provided by forests".
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SwitchMed Connect 2015

Barcelona, 29-30 October 2015: SwitchMed Connect 2015 gathered about 400 Mediterranean stakeholders in order to build synergies, exchange knowledge, and scale up economic and social innovations on sustainable development and circular economy.
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How can Mediterranean societies thrive in an era of decreasing resources?

According to the new brief just published by Global Footprint Network with Plan Bleu's contribution, "no country in the Mediterranean region meets two key minimum conditions for global sustainable development: living within the planet’s natural resource budget and satisfactory well-being for its residents".
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Meeting of the Mediterranean Action Plan Focal Points

The meeting of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) Focal Points was held from 13 to 16 October 2015 in Athens, Greece. The meeting aimed to review the progress achieved during the 2014-2015 biennium in the implementation of the programme of work and activities approved by the 18th Conference of the Parties (Istanbul, December 2013) and to prepare the next Conference of the Parties.
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International conference on "Climate change: a reality to consider in the development trajectories: modeling, space technology and adaptation"

Algiers, 4-6 October 2015 : The main objective of this conference was the leading role of space technology in adaptation to climate change in the water, agricultural land and integrated coastal zone management sectors.
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Mediterranean Coast Day 2015

Antibes (France), 25 September 2015: Under the main theme “partnerships, collaboration and synergies”, there were more than 100 Mediterranean and European actors involved in the protection of coastal zones, to celebrate Coast Day in the Mediterranean.
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Second Regional Stakeholder Workshop of PERSEUS project

Tunis, 4 September 2015: The workshop “Towards a Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins”, aimed at informing about the PERSEUS project and providing a close interaction with Tunisian regional organizations and scientists.
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Training in the use of Dynamic Integrated Vulnerability Assessment » (DIVA) model

Kiel, Germany, 7-8 September 2015: Plan Bleu took part in the training organized by PAP/RAC and Kiel Marine Sciences Cluster, that focused on the use of DIVA model (Dynamic Integrated Vulnerability Assessment), applied to evaluate socio-economic impacts of sea level rise on coastal zones.
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Water tensions in Europe and in the Mediterranean: water crisis by 2050?

Paris, 8-9 October 2015: This conference organized in partnership by SHF, AFEID, Académie de l’eau and UISF, addresses issues related to future tensions on water management, linked to climate change and future water uses by 2050.
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