Publications

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

02/15/2019

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.

Science-policy interfaces for environmental governance in the Mediterranean

02/14/2018

Science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are tools that can be used to improve environmental conservation and management in the Mediterranean region. However, in order to do so, a shared understanding of the concept needs to be established, and current gaps need to be identified. This document is based on the work of several institutions, including Plan Bleu, and sets out to provide stakeholders in Mediterranean environmental governance with a brief analysis of the SPI concept within the regional context.

Report of the Inception Workshop "“Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach in the Mediterranean: strengthening the science-policy interface"

10/10/2016

The workshop’s main objective was to foster the exchange of information between scientists and policy makers and highlight key policy challenges requiring scientific inputs in relation to monitoring, environmental assessment and new measures.

EcAP Science-Policy Interface (SPI) Brief

08/12/2016

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.

Economic and social analysis of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Mediterranean

09/02/2015

A growing perception of the crucial role of marine and coastal ecosystems in the supply of goods and services that contribute to present and future human wellbeing and a recognition of the impact of human activities on these ecosystems have inspired the fight to protect them. The social and economic analysis of ecosystem services and the impacts of uses reinforce this awareness and encourage the development of policies that contribute to the protection of the environment and sustainable development.

Guidelines for national Economic and Social Analysis of Mediterranean marine ecosystems

06/04/2015

This report is intended to provide guidance to national authorities of Mediterranean countries in charge to conduct an Economic and Social Analysis (ESA) of the uses of the marine waters and the cost of degradation at the national level in non-EU Mediterranean countries.

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