Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

On the occasion of the Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community (Malaga, Spain, 14-16 October 2019), an official ceremony will be held for the signature of the Declaration “Ecosystem based approach for biodiversity protection and management” launched at the EU parliament in December 2018 in Brussels.
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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 was held on 16-17th of April 2019 in Marseilles (France) highlighted 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

On the 5th – 7th June 2019, the MED Sustainable Tourism Community will gather in Barcelona on the occasion of the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 to debate the tourism sector’s contribution to a more sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region. Panel discussions, round tables, workshops, side events and sites visits, will showcase how territorial projects of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community can help in preserving the unique landscapes and precious resources of the Mediterranean by promoting 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) brought 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 also showcased 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 organized a capitalisation event on the 6-7 May 2019 in Rome (Italy). The 11 projects of the community gathered 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 was held on 27-28 March 2019 in Split (Croatia). The community continued 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

22 March 2019: The executive summary of the « State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 » co-published by FAO and Plan Bleu is now available ! You can download it on our website.
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