Barcelona Convention COP21 - Provisional timetable

21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols
2-5 December 2019 - Naples, Italy

 

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

 
Monday, 2 December 2019  
 
8:30 – 10:00

Registration

 
10:00 – 10:30

Agenda item 1 - Opening of the Meeting

 
 

Agenda item 2 - Organizational Matters

10:30 – 11:00

Agenda item 5.5 - Naples Ministerial Declaration

11:00 – 12:00

Agenda item 4 - Programme of Work and Budget for 2020-2021

12:00 – 13:00

Agenda item 3 - Thematic Decisions

 
 

Draft Decision IG.24/1: Compliance Committee

Draft Decision IG.24/2: Governance

13:00 15:00

Side-events

15:00 – 17:30

Agenda item 3 - Thematic Decisions

 
 

Draft Decision IG.24/3: Implementation, Monitoring and Mid-Term Evaluation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016–2025 and of the Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean

Draft Decision IG.24/4: Assessment Studies

Draft Decision IG.24/5: Common Regional Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Draft Decision IG.24/6: Identification and Conservation of Sites of Particular Ecological Interest in the Mediterranean, including Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance

Draft Decision IG.24/7: Strategies and Action Plans under the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean, including the SAP BIO, the Strategy on Monk Seal and the Action Plans concerning Marine Turtles, Cartilaginous Fishes and Marine Vegetation; Classification of Benthic Marine Habitat Types for the Mediterranean Region and Reference List of Marine and Coastal Habitat Types in the Mediterranean

Draft Decision IG.24/8: Road Map for the Possible Designation of the Mediterranean Sea Area as an Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides Pursuant to MARPOL Annex VI, within the Framework of the Barcelona Convention

17:30 – 18:00

Agenda item 5.4 - Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award 2018-2019

 
   
 
Tuesday, 3 December 2019  
 
10:00 – 12:30 Agenda item 3 - Thematic Decisions
 

Draft Decision IG.24/9: Mediterranean Offshore Guidelines and Standards: (a) Common Standards and Guidance on the Disposal of Oil and Oily Mixtures and the Use and Disposal of Drilling Fluids and Cuttings; (b) Common Standards and Guidelines for Special Restrictions or Conditions for Specially Protected Areas (SPAs) within the Framework of the Mediterranean Offshore Action Plan

Draft Decision IG.24/10: Main Elements of the Six Regional Plans to Reduce/Prevent Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources; Updating the Annexes to the LBS and Dumping Protocols of the Barcelona Convention

Draft Decision IG.24/11: Guidelines: Adopt-a-Beach; Phase-out of Single Use Plastic Bags; Provision of Reception Facilities in Ports and the Delivery of Ship-Generated Wastes; Application of Charges at Reasonable Costs for the Use of Port Reception Facilities

Draft Decision IG.24/12: Updated Guidelines Regulating the Placement of Artificial Reefs at Sea

Draft Decision IG.24/13: Development of a Set of Regional Measures to Support the Development of Green and Circular Businesses and to Strengthen the Demand for more Sustainable Products

12:30 – 13:00

Agenda item 5.5 - Naples Ministerial Declaration

13:00 15:00

Side-events

15:00 – 18:00

Agenda item 4 - Draft Decision IG.24/14: Programme of Work and Budget for 2020-2021

   
 
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - Ministerial Session  
 

10:00 – 11:00

Agenda item 5.1 - Opening of the Session

11:00 – 11:30

Agenda item 5.2 - Report on Activities carried out in the framework of UNEP/MAP since the 20th Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP 20)

11:30 – 13:00

Agenda item 5.3 - Interactive Ministerial Policy Review Session

13:00 – 15:00

Side-events

15:00 – 16:30

Agenda item 5.3 - Interactive Ministerial Policy Review Session (Continued)

16:30 – 17:00

 

17:00 – 18:00

Agenda item 5.5 - Naples Ministerial Declaration

   
 
Thursday, 5 December 2019  
 
16:00 – 16:15

Agenda item 6 - Date and place of COP 22

 
 

Agenda item 7 - Any Other Business

16:15 – 18:45

Agenda item 8 - Adoption of the Report

18:45 – 19:00

Agenda item 9 - Closure of COP 21