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

Our missions

Publications

les risques liés aux changements climatiques

Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region – A preliminary assessment

As one of the main climate change hotspots in the world, the Mediterranean region needs, more than ever, strong collective action to address the challenge posed by climate and environmental change. The development of an assessment report that gathers all available knowledge is expected to enable the development and implementation of effective policies based on a holistic understanding of the problems. This document presents preliminary conclusions of the assessment.

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events

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Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

The Interreg Med Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project held its Final Conference “Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: pulse for transformative changes in the Mediterranean Sea” the 14-16 October 2019 in Malaga (Spain). This three-day encounter was a unique occasion to share and celebrate the three years of work ensuring mechanisms and tools that support a more effective management of biodiversity supporting proper ecosystem functions across the Mediterranean. On the first day of the event, the

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Mediterranean Countries

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