Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening in the field of Marine Protected Areas and Marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

Organised by Plan Bleu, the Workshop on strengthening the Science Policy Interface (SPI) in the field of Marine Protected Areas and marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean was held in Tangier, Morocco, on 28 November 2016 and was backed to the 2nd Forum of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. The association of the two events allowed the scientific experts, the managers of marine protected areas and the policy-makers to propose concrete solutions to meet the scientific needs.
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1st Technical Meeting on Simplified Peer Review Mechanism (SIMPEER) of National Strategies for Sustainable Development

Taking opportunity of the organization of the technical workshop on “How to monitor the MSSD 2016-2025 implementation and the Regional Action Plan on SCP in the Mediterranean?” (Barcelona, 17th October 2016), the UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Coordinating Unit and Plan Bleu decided to organize, back to back, the SIMPEER first technical meeting on the 18th October 2016 in Barcelona.
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MedECC scoping workshop "Towards an improved scientific assessment of climate change and its impacts in the Mediterranean Basin"

Plan Bleu and Labex OT-Med co-organized the MedECC scoping workshop "Towards an improved scientific assessment of climate change and its impacts in the Mediterranean Basin", that took place in Aix-en-Provence, France, on October 10-12, 2016. The goal was to produce a detailed outline of the first MedECC report on climate and environmental change issues of importance for policymakers in the Mediterranean region.
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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Guidelines for Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

The purpose of this report is to identity and conduct a comparative analysis of the main environmental commitments of Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries (SEMCs).
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Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening for the implementation of the UNEP/MAP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme, for Pollution

Marseille, 20-21 October 2016 : Co-organised by Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP MEDPOL, this workshop aims to address the scientific needs to support the implementation of IMAP (Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast) on Pollution at regional and national levels.
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EcAP Science-Policy Interface (SPI) Brief

Achieving the Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems – this is the goal of the Ecosystem Approach, a strategy initiated by the Barcelona Convention UNEP/MAP. The success of this approach will largely depend on how well scientists and decision makers interact in monitoring and assessing the status of ecosystems to elaborate evidence-based and adequate policies. Reason enough to focus on how to improve this science-policy interface.
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Regional workshop on ecosystem services provided by Mediterranean wetlands

Sophia Antipolis (France), 19 September 2016: This workshop aimed to highlight the ecological importance of Mediterranean wetlands, the critical role they play in maintaining many natural cycles and supporting biodiversity, through the presentations of various case studies. Final results of the Med-ESCWET project were presented.
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Contributing to successful adaptation to climate change in Mediterranean coastal areas

This Policy Brief is based on the results of the regional workshop "Adaptation to climate change in mediteranean costal zones: is current decision making process adapted to mainstream adaptation options?", organized by Plan Bleu and ACTeon in May 2016, in order to highlight the main constraints and factors for succes in order to adress those challenges.
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Tourism and sustainability in the Mediterranean: key facts and trends

This working document starts with a general overview on tourism activities, products, and destinations in the Mediterranean, providing with recent data analysis.
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