Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for the EU-MENA environmental policy

Environmental policies are among the priorities of the UN agenda and figure highly in national and international policy agendas. This FEMISE MED BRIEF co-edited with Plan Bleu focuses on two environmental policy instruments - environmental taxes and green public procurement (GPP) - that differ in political viability and in the impact they have on consumers and producers.
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Plan Bleu National Focal Points Meeting

Plan Bleu - Regional Activity Centre will gather its National Focal Points from 27 to 29 May 2019 in Marseille (France) to examine the implementation of the 2018-2019 Programme of work, and to discuss and approve the proposed 2020-2021 Programme of work.
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Science-Policy Interface (SPI) to support monitoring implementation plans as well as sub-regional and regional policy developments regarding EcAp clusters on pollution, contaminants & eutrophication, marine biodiversity & fisheries, coast & hydrography

This new report provides Mediterranean stakeholders with key recommendations and conclusions that emerge from three workshops to support the  roadmap for the implementation of Ecosystem Approach (EcAp) and of Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast (IMAP) decision by strengthening SPI.
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International conference "Strengthening the Science-Practice-Policy interface in Blue Growth"

This capitalization and community-building event, which will be held on 16-17th of April 2019 in Marseilles (France) should highlight the main deliverables of Blue Growth projects in terms of knowledge transfer from research to industry and to policy-makers.”
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Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

After 3 years of work, Plan Bleu and its partners of BleuTourMed horizontal project, are proud to organise the Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community from 4 June until 7 June 2019 in Barcelona (Spain). This event will be the occasion to present to numerous stakeholders of the Mediterranean, the main achievements of the community and the policy paper, sharing policy recommandations for a sustainable tourism.
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Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week: role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) will bring together in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019 a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It will also showcase the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration.
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Capitalisation workshop of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

The MED Biodiversity Protection Community is organising a capitalisation event on the 6-7 May 2019 in Rome (Italy). The 11 projects of the community will gather to work on the strategic topics concerning mediterranean biodiversity protection and protected areas.
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Towards policy recommendations on sustainable tourism: shaping the results of the MED Community

The Third capitalisation event of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community will be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Split (Croatia). The community will continue the work on strategic topics of the Mediterranean tourism sector, started in Marseille in November 2018, in order to elaborate policy recommandations.
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State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

26 November 2018, Rome – The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a new FAO-Plan Bleu report « State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 ». But forests in the Mediterranean have also been considerably affected by degradation and are increasingly in jeopardy from climate change, population rise, wildfires and water scarcity, the report warns.
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The regional dimension of a sustainable and inclusive Blue Economy: the model of the Mediterranean

In the framework of the first global conference on Sustainable Blue Economy (Nairobi, Kenya, 26-28 November 2018), UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative, Plan Bleu and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organize a joint side-event entitled "The regional dimension of a Sustainable and Inclusive Blue Economy: the model of the Mediterranean: ".
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