During the 2000s, Plan Bleu developed the Imagine approach in collaboration with the Bayswater Institute (United Kingdom) in order to encourage more sustainable management practices in Mediterranean coastal areas. As part of the project entitled “Integration of climate variability and change in national strategies for the implementation of the ICZM protocol in the Mediterranean”, an adaptation ofImagine was then proposed throughClimagine in 2012,which addresses the specific challenges of variability and climate change in coastal areas. In the framework of the GEF MedPartnership, implemented by UNEP/MAP, Climagine was subsequently implemented in two sites:
Based on these experiences, Plan Bleu is currently mobilising Climagine to support several Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) efforts in the Mediterranean within the framework of Child Project 2.1. of GEF MedProgramme , implemented by UNEP/MAP. From 2021 to 2025, Climagine will inform the development of two Coastal Plans coordinated by PAP/RAC in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region, Morocco and in Boka Kotorska, Montenegro. Climagine will also be implemented in Lebanon to inform the elaboration of a national ICZM Strategy as well as an Integrated Management Plan for the Damour area.
Moreover, the MedProgramme SCCF Project (Special Climate Change Fund) will allow Plan Bleu to integrate other themes into Climagine.. Based on two climate risk assessments of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region and Boka Kotorska produced by Plan Bleu, Climagine will integrate participatory thinking on ecosystem-based adaptation in coastal areas while engaging the private and financial sectors in adaptation efforts in coastal zones.
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