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UNEP MAP 2017 News

At the invitation of the Government of Montenegro, the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) convened in Budva, Montenegro, on 11-13 June 2019 to review progress in the...

The OFOG Sub-Group on Environmental Impact held its second meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27-28 June 2019 with support from the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection. OFOG --...

The meeting hosted by Turkey reviewed and acknowledged progress achieved in the implementation of the MAP Programme of Work (PoW) on land-based sea pollution. Focal Points reviewed the status of...

26/06/2019

UN Environment/MAP Coordinator Gaetano Leone attended the 14th meeting of the thematic focal points for Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity held in...

The Barcelona Convention has played a pioneering role in the family of Regional Seas Conventions. The Barcelona Convention’s Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management is the first ever legally...

17/06/2019

80 delegates representing the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), UN...

Message from the Coordinator of UN Environment / MAP, Gaetano Leone.

The UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan system will mark World Oceans Day, which aims at raising...

04/06/2019

Holding our breath for a breakthrough in the Mediterranean

There is a widely held perception that land-based human activities are the only cause of...

03/06/2019

REMPEC supported and contributed to the organisation of the 4th edition of the Adriatic Oil Spill Conference (ADRIASPILLCON 2019) held in Opatija, Croatia, between 28 and 30 May...

22.05.2019

At the invitation of the Government of Montenegro, the MCSD will convene in Budva on 11-13 June 2019 with the participation of delegates of the 22 Contracting Parties to the...

21.05.2019

Both marine litter and air pollution from ships -- two issues on which the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (...

08/05/2019

In the framework of this year’s G7 Ministers of Environment Meeting, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) in collaboration with the French Presidency and support by the...

Local authorities from Mediterranean coastal cities are invited to submit their candidacies for the second edition of the “Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award”. The call for...

24/04/2019

With up to 12 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year, marine plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. It is a problem...

18/04/2019

Participants from 16 Mediterranean countries attended the training workshop “MSP as a tool for the implementation of ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean”, which was held in Zagreb...

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UNEP MAP 2016 News

Egypt has started packing PCB-contaminated equipment in Cairo and Alexandria to ship them  to Spain for elimination. At the end of this process, it is expected that Egypt would have disposed of...

Algeria has ratified the "Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, In Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea" (Prevention and Emergency...

The Nineteenth Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (“the Barcelona Convention”)...

Between 24 and 28 October 2016, UNEP/MAP and REMPEC participated in the 70th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70), held at IMO Headquarters in London, UK.

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The Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Pollution Monitoring (CORMON) met in Marseille, France, from 19 to 21 October 2016, with the participation of over 60 national representatives and...

Marine litter poses a major threat to wildlife and ecosystems, as well as, to...

22.07.2016
Italy has ratified the "Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing...

19.07.2016
Since today, the MedOpen ICZM Basic training in French is available...

30.06.2016
Ms Zeljka Skaricic, director of PAP/RAC represented UNEP/MAP in the 6th...

Three representatives of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), namely Ms Anne-France Didier director of Plan Bleu, Ms Tatjana Hema MAP Deputy Coordinator a.i. and MED POL Programme officer, and Mr...

Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution,...

At their 19th Ordinary Meeting (COP 19, Athens, Greece, 9-12 February 2016), the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the...

21.06.2016

Climate and biodiversity, solutions for the Mediterranean is the...

16.06.2016

UNEP announced on 13 June 2016 its BAOBAB award winners. Among...

The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) 2016-2025 provides a...

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UNEP MAP 2015 News

26.10.2015

In an attempt to promote greener meetings, the UNEP/MAP set an...

13.10.2015

The meeting of the Mediterranean Action Plan focal points was...

29.09.2015

Under the main theme “partnerships, collaboration and synergies”,...

10.09.2015

Since January 2015, the MAP's Regional Marine Pollution Emergency...

31.08.2015

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is convening a Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials...

This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem.

More at:...

24.06.2015

The Eleventh Meeting of the Focal Points of the Regional Marine...

24.06.2015

The Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development (MCSD) held its 16th meeting from 9 to 11 June 2015, in Marrakesh, hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in...

08.06.2015

By its Decision IG.20/13 (Governance) the 17th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocol has requested the Secretariat of the Mediterranean...

20.05.2015

Under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment of the Hellenic...

Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (...

28.04.2015

Turkey leads as the first Mediterranean country to dispose...

Nairobi/Rome, 7 April 2015 - Italy has today been named host of this year’s World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the...

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UNEP MAP 2014 News

17.12.2014

As part of a regional consultation process, Focal Points of UNEP/...

02.12.2014

The regional capacity building workshop for effective monitoring,...

02.12.2014

The third MonGOOS meeting was held in Lecce, Italy from the 26th to the 28th November 2014. It was hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

The meeting...

21.11.2014

Three Italian regions, namely Emilia Romagna, Sardinia and Tuscany...

13.11.2014

The Coordination Group of the MedPartnership project held its 6th meeting in Barcelona on 4-5 November 2014.

Coming to an end in December 2015, the project has implemented...

13.10.2014

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment (Zayed Prize) is the world's most valuable environmental award, worth US$1 million. It was established in 1999 by H.H. Sheikh...

It has become tradition in the Mediterranean to celebrate the Coast Day on 25 September, after it had first been organised in 2007. Its main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of the...

10.09.2014

On behalf of the French Government, Mr. Xavier Sticker, Ambassador for the Environment, signed on 4 September 2014, an agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme/...

23.07.2014

Athens, 23 July 2014 - The measures and timetables of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, adopted by the Contracting Parties to...

16.06.2014

The revised strategy will focus on seas and coasts, natural resources, rural areas and food, climate, sustainable cities, green economy transition, and governance...

22.05.2014

Monitoring experts designated by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, as well as interested stakeholders, participated in the first Meeting of the Mediterranean...

14.05.2014

Ministers from countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) encouraged the Union to closely cooperate with the Barcelona Convention for reducing pollution pressures and...

13.05.2014

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and...

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UNEP MAP 2013 News

11.12.2013

Ministers and Heads of Delegations from 21 Mediterranean Countries Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, and the European Commission committed to take all the...

03.12.2013 (Istanbul)

Representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union started their 4-day discussions on the state of their shared marine and coastal environment and on...

29.112013 (Athens)

Leading policy-makers from 21 Mediterranean countries as well as the European Union will meet in Istanbul on 3-6 December 2013 to discuss the state of their shared marine...

06.11.2013

The Workshop on Regional Response Capacity and Co-ordination for Major Oil Spill in the Mediterranean Sea (MEDEXPOL 2013), will be held in Athens, Greece between on 10-12...

01.11.2013

A National Seminar on the Ballast Water Management Convention was held in Algeria between the 1 and 2 October 2013. The Seminar, which was organised by the Regional Marine...

09.07.2013

Five aircraft from Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco and Spain...

05.07.2013

The Offshore Protocol Working Group held its 1st Meeting in Valletta, Malta on 13-14 June 2013, pursuant to a request by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention by...

17.06.2013
The 15th meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) was...
24.05.2013
The steering committee of the “Update Priority Investment Projects for Protecting the...
15.05.2013
The 15th meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD)...

13.05.2013

Under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme /...

12.04.2013

The MedPartnership Coordination group held its annual meeting at the UNESCO in Paris, France from 3 to 5 April 2013 and was attended by experts from all executing partners of...

03.04.2013

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), is pleased to pre...

18 jan 2013

H. E. Mr. Evangelos Livieratos Minister of Environment and Climate...

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