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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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First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week

Nelly Bourlion, Plan Bleu programme officer on "Forestry ecosystems and biodiversity" participated to the First meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), in Rabat, Morocco, on 30 and 31 March 2016.
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Discussion Seminar, Marseille, 15 mars 2016

Anne-France, Didier, Plan Bleu's new director, gathered her team as well as members of the association's bureau and some historical partners for a discussion seminar that was held in the Villa Valmer, Marseille, on 15 March 2016.
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1st European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) Stakeholder Workshop

Paris,16 February 2016 : Plan Bleu attended the 1st European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) Stakeholder Workshop. ECEM's purpose is to enable the energy industry and policy makers to assess how well different energy supply mixes in Europe will meet demand, over different time horizons (from seasonal to long-term decadal planning), focusing on the role climate has on the mixes.
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12th Meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet)

Paris, 7-11 February 2016 : In the framework of the ongoing works carried out by Plan Bleu on services provided by Mediterranean wetlands in terms of climate change adaptation, Plan Bleu participated in the 12th Meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet) hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology.
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Ministers from the Mediterranean commit to measures to further reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment

Athens, 11 February 2016: During a high level event of the Barcelona Convention CoP 19 meeting, Mediterranean ministers and Parties contracted to the Convention renewed their commitment to enhance measures to reduce pressures on their marine and coastal environment.
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Mediterranean countries renew their commitment to address the challenges related to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea and coast

Athens, 9 February 2016 – More than 150 delegates from 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union, all parties to the Barcelona Convention, are meeting in Athens from 9 to 12 February to decide on key environmental issues related to the marine and coastal areas of the region.
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The 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention is held in Athens, from 9 to 12 February 2016

The meeting, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)-Barcelona Convention comes at a defining stage for global sustainable development and at a key moment for the future of the Mediterranean region: integrating agreed universal and transformative global goals and targets into the post-2015 development agenda, transitioning to a green and blue economy, implementing a new climate change agreement, and striving to revive and boost stagnant economies...
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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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