Publications

Outsmart climate change: work with nature! Enhancing the Mediterranean’s climate resilience through Nature-based Solutions

07/22/2019

While climate change is becoming more and more of a concrete reality, impacting people and places throughout the Mediterranean region, a broad range of Nature-based Solutions are available to enhance society’s resilience in this new, dynamic and highly challenging context. This publication is published in the framework of the Workshop « Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change » hosted by the City of Marseille from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2019, and organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN French Committee, Conservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWet and Wetlands International. It was funded by the campaign OffYourmap, as well as by AFD and UN Environment/MAP.

Policy Factsheet - Mediterranean Sustainable tourism

06/28/2019

The great wealth of ecological and cultural heritage and the beauty of the marine and coastal destinations on the Mediterranean Sea attract an increasing flow of tourists from all over the world every year. How can we promote sustainable and responsible tourism in the face of mass tourism affecting the region? Trying to find answers to this challenge, Plan Bleu is proud to release in the framework of BleuTourMed project, four factsheets promoting policy recommendations for a Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Region.

Activity report 2018

06/04/2019

2018 saw the celebration of Plan Bleu’s 40th anniversary during a symposium organised in Paris in June, in partnership with Association Serge Antoine. 2018 also saw the launch of the upcoming Report on the State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED 2019) and the start of a foresight exercise for 2050, named MED 2050.

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

03/06/2019

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.

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.

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