Some tools for the sustainable development in the Mediterranean

Plan Bleu develops, own or in partnership, uses and shares decision-making tools for the sustainable development at different territorial scales including:

– Priority indicators of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development
– Additional indicators to enhance some issues analyses (Water, Tourism, …)
– Indicators linked to specific initiatives, approaches or projects: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), PEGASO and Med-IAMER projects, i EcAp and H2020 initiatives, and those used in various systemic and forward-looking approaches.

– A forward-looking approach based on the method of the scenarios used in the forward-looking reports on 1989 and 2005 to alert decision-makers on the threats in the Mediterranean and to allow them to orient their decisions to a better consideration of the environment.
– The “Imagine” method, articulated around a participative approach allowing to select key indicators and to elaborate scenarios with all the concerned stakeholders. Used in coastal management programs , this method is also adapted to other issues and territories: climate change, woodlands …
– An ecosystem approach: a strategy for the integrated management of lands, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use of the resources to ensure an equitable exploitation.

Several decision-making and management tools for sustainable development have been developed in the frame of projects coordinated by Plan Bleu: 

– Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox
– PEGASO Project  : a toolbox for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
– Climate services :  Decision-making tools for climate change adaptation
– Coastal Risk Index
– Methodological guide for the socio-economic valuation of goods and services produced by forest ecosystems
– Methodological guide for the implementation of participative approaches for a better governance of forest ecosystems
– Decision-making tool on different options for water demand management
– Library resources