Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Framework will be presented at COP22

UNEP/MAP is organizing with its Plan Bleu and PAP/RAC components a side event within the framework of the COP22 on Climate Change in Marrakesh, Morocco, to present the instruments developed by the MAP-Barcelona Convention, the analyses and results obtained through the work in the Mediterranean region in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The event will highlight concrete solutions to support Parties in their practical implementation of the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework, adopted by the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, and of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol, which entered into force in 2011 and has been ratified to date by 9 Mediterranean countries and the EU.

The French initiative on a Mediterranean Plan for Blue Growth as well as the strategies of the southern countries for adaptation to climate change from the perspective of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) will also be presented. Finally, the upcoming IPCC Special Report on "Climate change and Oceans and the Cryosphere” will be introduced, along with recent research results on the impacts of climate change on the Mediterranean Sea.

You are cordially invited to join the side event.

Date: Friday 11 November 2016

Time:  11:00 – 12:30

Venue: Draa Room – Green Area 

 

Programme

11:00-11:40        The Instruments and Work of the United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan-Barcelona Convention

Welcoming remarks and facilitator

Ms. Anne-France Didier, Director, Plan Bleu

The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention system and its “Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework for the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas” (RCCAF)

Mr. Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat  

Announcement of the new GEF-funded project “Enhancing regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas”:

Ms. Saliha Dobardzic, Sr. Climate Change Specialist, GEF

The Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), and its relevance for Climate Change in the Mediterranean region; the specific Case of Coastal Plan for the Šibenik-Knin County (Croatia)

Ms. Daria Povh Skugor, Senior Programme Officer, Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC)

The “Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025” (MSSD) and the work of the MAP Components

Ms. Anne-France Didier, Director, Plan Bleu

11:40-12:00        Action and implementation at the national level

Mediterranean Plan for Blue Growth - Plan Méditerranée pour la croissance bleue 

France – Ms. Catherine Chabaud, Déléguée à la mer et au littoral- Ministère de l’environnement de l’énergie et de la mer

As part of the coalition on Oceans and Climate of UNFCCC COP21, the French Ministry of the Environment will present this national initiative of regional cooperation, building on existing programmes and projects developed at national and regional level, and taking particularly into account UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention activities and actions

The strategies of the southern countries for adaptation to climate change, from the perspective of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)

Morocco – Mr. Rachid Firadi, Head of the Division for International Cooperation Administration of Partnership for Communication and Cooperation, Secretariat for water and Environment, Department of Environment

12:00-12:20        Climate Change in the Mediterranean Sea: the Contribution of Science

The upcoming IPCC Special Report on "Climate change and Oceans and the Cryosphere”

IPCC Secretariat TBC

Recent research results on the impacts of climate change on the Mediterranean Sea

Mr. Richard Sempéré, Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography

12:20-12:30        Questions and Answers