Who we are

Regional Activity Centre of Mediterranean Action Plan

In 1976, the Mediterranean-rim countries and the European Community adopted the Barcelona Convention to protect marine environment and its coastal areas. The necessity to address collectively development and environment in order to build a sustainable future for the Mediterranean is already fully integrated by signatory countries.

Plan Bleu is one the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), put in place by France since 1977. Its program of work is approved every two years by the Contracting parties to the Barcelona Convention.

 

Mediterranean Observatory on environment and sustainable development

Plan Bleu produces studies and scenarios for the future in order to raise awareness of Mediterranean stakeholders and decision-makers regarding environment and sustainable development issues in the region.

Located in Sophia Antipolis and Marseille, Plan Bleu is managed by an association under French law (1901 law). Activities are carried out by a 15-people team, being supported by Mediterranean experts and validated by the Countries’ Focal points. Funding is ensured by Mediterranean countries and the European Union, as well as by an allocation from the French Ministry for the Environment and some inputs to the common works and projects provided by various institutions and partners. Our missions Observing environment and development to enlighten decision makers Shaping possible futures for sustainable development Monitoring the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development Integrating climate change as a priority Supporting the transition towards a green and blue economy Shedding socio-economic light for the appropriate management of Mediterranean resources
 

Our missions

  • Observing environment and development to enlighten decision makers
  • Shaping possible futures for sustainable development
  • Monitoring the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development
  • Integrating climate change as a priority
  • Supporting the transition towards a green and blue economy
  • Shedding socio-economic light for the appropriate management of Mediterranean resources
 

Our team

Publications

Technical report on the update of the Climagine methodology for its upcoming application in the GEF MedProgramme

The “Imagine” approach was developed by Plan Bleu to address sustainable coastal zone management needs in the Mediterranean and to ensure the participation of stakeholders in coastal planning. “Climagine” offered an adaptation of “Imagine” to addresses the specific challenges of climate change and variability in coastal zones. Within the framework of the MedPartnership sister project “Integration of climate variability and change into national strategies for the implementation of the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean” (Climvar),

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events

Des solutions touristiques durables pour réduire la pollution

“La Semaine verte européenne 2021 sera consacrée à l’objectif ” zéro pollution ”. Elle sera l’occasion d’engager le dialogue avec toutes les parties prenantes et les citoyens intéressés sur la manière dont nous pouvons travailler ensemble pour que l’ambition d’une pollution zéro devienne réalité.” La communauté de tourisme durable organise un webinaire sur les solutions du tourisme durable pour réduire la pollution lors de la prochaine semaine verte européenne. Organisé par NECSTour, et dans le

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Mediterranean Countries

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