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.
The year 2022 was a decisive turning point for Plan Bleu, with the launch of new projects but also the finalization of several years of work. First of all, it marks the end of the Interreg MED projects, after 6 years of collaboration with more than 300 actors from the Blue Growth Community and the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community. This year also allowed the finalization of Module 1 of the MED 2050 project, a real
On Friday June 9, the Interministerial Delegation for the Mediterranean is organizing a meeting on research for the Mediterranean. This meeting is organized in cooperation with Plan Bleu, the Directorate General for Globalization of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Institute for Research and Development , and the Institution of Ocean Sciences (of Aix-Marseille University). The purpose of this meeting is threefold: set up a panorama