MED Biodiversity Protection Community – Mainstreaming biodiversity management efforts for environmental sustainability Biodiversity Marine environment Key figures Project’s duration: November 2019 – June 2022 Other Interreg Med Programme projects Plan Bleu is also involved in 2 other projects of the Interreg Med Programme 2019-2022: Sustainable tourism community Blue Growth Community Events The first steering committee […]
The structure of this report follows the logical framework of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) that was agreed by the 21 countries and the European Union during the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention in Marrakesh in 2009. This framework is shared by the coordinating unit based in Athens and the regional […]
This report results from the work conducted by the Plan Bleu as part of the initial economic and social analysis of the EcAp project, Ecosystem Approach for the Management of human activities, coordinated by the Coordinating Unit of the MAP. It is intended to provide guidance to national authorities of Mediterranean countries in charge to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Report of the Inception Workshop “Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach in the Mediterranean: strengthening the science-policy interface”
The workshop, held on December 15-16th, 2015 in Sophia Antipolis, France, gathered 44 participants from the South, East and North of the Mediterranean representing Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, scientific and research institutions and projects, NGO’s and UNEP-MAP components.
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, […]
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
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.
Joint Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening and Ecosystem Approach Coordination Group Meeting on IMAP scales of monitoring and assessment, including the next QSR
The meeting, that was held in Nice on 27th and 28th April 2017, allowed to share best practices, to present efforts of Contracting Parties for IMAP implementation at national scales, to encourage discussion and meeting recommendations regarding elaboration of efficient spatial and temporal scales for monitoring and assessment.
Workshop on Science Policy Interface (SPI) strengthening for the implementation of the UNEP/MAP Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme, for Pollution
Marseille, 20-21 October 2016 : Co-organised by Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP MEDPOL, this workshop aims to address the scientific needs to support the implementation of IMAP (Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast) on Pollution at regional and national levels.