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UNEP MAP 2017 News

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...

LAST CALL FOR APPLICATION FROM MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL CITIES

UNEP/MAP is pleased to inform you that the deadline for the submission of applications for the Istanbul...

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...

03/04/2019

Pair trawling is when two ships travel in parallel several hundred metres apart towing a huge net which indiscriminately scoops up marine animals in its path.

Our planet’s...

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UNEP MAP 2016 News

The Votsalakia Beach in Piraeus, Greece embraced over 200 volunteers on that sunny Sunday in a cleanup action organized by the MedSOS under the auspices of UNEP/MAP.

The volunteers...

The United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the...

UNEP/MAP has launched its new updated Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean...

The second edition of the on-line MedOpen Climate Variability and Change (CVC) Advanced training session will be available again in May 2016. This session is organized in order to respond to the...

The UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat succeeded in cutting its paper...

Athens declaration Mediterranean Ministers adopted the Athens Declaration, in which...

The 19th meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to be held in Athens

The 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention hosted by the...

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UNEP MAP 2015 News

27.02.2015

An online training session on Climate Variability and Change (CV&C) is being prepared by PAP/RACin the framework of the project "Integration of Climate Variability and Change...

16.02.2015

Malta, 16 February 2015 - The first draft of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) will be discussed during a two-day conference...

03.02.2015

The Catalonia Ecodesign Award is looking for innovative products, products under development and product-fostering strategies created by designers, manufacturers or promoters...

03.02.2015

The National Action Plans (NAPs) update has advanced significantly...

09.01.2015

The Mediterranean area is widely considered as a "climate hotspot...

In an attempt to promote greener meetings, the UNEP/MAP set an awareness raising booth during its Focal Points meeting held from 13 to 16 October in Athens. The awareness raising activity included...

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UNEP MAP 2014 News

06.05.2014

The ECAP Correspondence Group on Monitoring (CORMON) will hold its first meeting on 8 and 9 May 2014 in Athens, with a focus on monitoring the pollution and litter cluster....

The use of plastic bags leaves enormous environmental damage. Almost never reused,...

15.04.2014

At their 18th Ordinary Meeting in December 2013, the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention requested the Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention / Mediterranean Action...

A CBD regional workshop jointly organized with the Barcelona Convention Secretariat...

14.04.2014

The focal points of UNEP/MAP MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Pollution in the Mediterranean Region acknowledged the progress made in the implementation of the...

03.04.2014

UNEP/MAP and CBD are organizing a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs), from 7 to 11...

17.03.2014

The Focal Points of the MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Pollution in the Mediterranean Region will meet in Athens (Greece) from 26 to 28 March 2014 in the...

More than 100 participants attended the workshop organized by SCP/RAC and MEDPOL on...

The MedPartnership Steering Committee concluded its fourth meeting held in Hammamet,...

Tunisia, 17 February 2014 - With the kind support and hosting of the Government of...

Malta, 14 February 2014 – The review process of the Mediterranean Strategy for...

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UNEP MAP 2013 News

17.01.2013

The European Union has announced its accession to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution resulting from exploration and exploitation of the...

18.01.2013

The “State of the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment Report” report provides information on the overall nature of Mediterranean ecosystems and defines pressures...

10.01.2013

The United Nations Environment Programme Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be launching on...

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