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.
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.
Monitoring and reporting results for Horizon 2020 regional initiative Nearly 15 years after the launch of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Horizon 2020 initiative, we take stock of the progress achieved towards a cleaner Mediterranean, against the backdrop of the socio-economic, geopolitical and structural changes the region has witnessed during this time. Halfway through the milestone year of 2020, when the initiative comes to an end, we have gathered a body of evidence on
Join us at the Interreg MED Mediterranean Biodiversity Community’s online workshop on 4 June 2021 at EU Green Week 2021, which will focus on “Zero Pollution for Healthier People and Planet”. This workshop will convene key Mediterranean initiatives and institutions in the fight against marine pollution in the Mediterranean region, who will showcase evidence on marine pollution impacts on biodiversity and health, delve into the current policy frameworks and governance models in place, and debate