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

Plan Bleu Activity Report – 2020

In this period when all the countries bordering the Mediterranean have had to face the consequences of the health crisis, Plan Bleu has continued its efforts to communicate as widely as possible on the state of the environment in the Region. The publication of the RED 2020 report, which lucidly highlights the risks faced by countries in terms of climate change, the maintenance of biodiversity, the sustainable management of resources, solid or air pollution (waste,

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events

9th meeting of the MED 2050 Foresight Group

Closing module 1 (trends, disruption, weak signals) Preparing module 2 (contrasting visions) 28-29/09 2021 Marseille, France After 8 virtual meetings and months of intense collaborative work, the time has come to close Module 1 Trends, ruptures, weak signals of the Mediterranean foresight exercise MED 2050, and to prepare its next steps. This first module was marked by several activities aimed at building the knowledge base on which we build our further foresight work. While the

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Mediterranean Countries

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