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.
Plan Bleu has been entrusted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and by its previous activities, to carry out a new prospective exercise on the environment and development in the Mediterranean on the Horizon 2050. This exercise follows on from the foresight reports « The Plan Bleu : the future of the Mediterranean basin » of 1989 and « Mediterranean – Plan Bleu perspectives on environment and development » of 2005. Since then,
In the framework of the cooperation with the Pelagos Permanent Secretariat, the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) is organizing a half-day online technical workshop “Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) in action: supporting cetacean conservation in the Pelagos Sanctuary”, on November 18th, 2022, from 9.00 to 13.00 CEST. This event will showcase some interesting results and tools available from the legacy of the MBPC projects that can assist the Pelagos Agreement and be proposed to