Publications

Policy Recommendations by the Med Sustainable Tourism Community

12/17/2019

The MED Sustainable Tourism Community has identified the four most urgent action areas that will allow us to move towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean: 1) Monitor sustainability 2) Reduce the environmental, cultural and social impacts of Mediterranean tourism 3) Ensure sustainable and responsible economic growth and prosperity in the Mediterranean through tourism 4) Establish governance mechanisms that lead the wide variety of stakeholders towards more sustainable, more responsible tourism.

Eau et risques climatiques en Méditerranée : discerner, atténuer, s'adapter

12/03/2019

A l’échelle mondiale, la grande majorité des Etats participent désormais activement aux négociations internationales sur le climat avec l’objectif d’en atténuer les effets et de s’y adapter. La question de l’eau, abordée dans ce quatrième cahier du Water Think Tank, est centrale dans ces deux démarches, en particulier pour les pays du pourtour méditerranéen particulièrement affectés par les conséquences du réchauffement climatique du fait de la raréfaction des ressources en eau douce l’été sur la rive sud et de crues intenses aux autres saisons sur la rive nord.

Wetlands in a warming world: Why the Mediterranean needs nature-based solutions

11/14/2019

This brief pack explains what wetlands are and why they matter, particularly when it comes to climate change. Preserving and restoring these vital ecosystems is essential for our future survival in a fast-changing world – and groundbreaking work to do so is already underway.

Blue Economy in the Mediterranean. Policy paper

11/08/2019

This policy paper sets forward a list of objectives and actions for promoting Blue Economy in the Mediterranean, based on the technical and policy results of the Blue Growth Community projects. Specific policy recommendations for the three focal sectors are developed, namely yachting, marine renewable energy and maritime surveillance.

Strengthen, structure and sustain a Science Policy Interface (SPI) for IMAP implementation in the Mediterranean

11/07/2019

Contracting Parties have committed to implementing EcAp with the ultimate objective of achieving Good Environmental Status (GES) of the Mediterranean Sea and coast. GES has been defined through eleven Ecological Objectives (EO) often grouped in three clusters and twenty-eight corresponding operational objectives. There is an increasing necessity for a clearer identification of policy-related knowledge needs, at the regional, national and local scales.

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