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UNEP MAP 2017 News

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...

26/02/2019

The kick-off meeting of the programme “Developing and strengthening an effective Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) management”, was held in Torre del...

21.12.2018

The continuous growth in the amount of solid waste thrown away, and the very slow rate of degradation of most items, are together leading to a gradual increase in...

07.12.2018

On 10-14 December 2018, MAP will participate to the Fish Forum 2018 organized by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (FAO-GFCM). The event...

04.12.2018

The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a new...

26.11.2018

Over 4,000 participants from around the world will meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. At this occasion...

19.11.2018

The updated list of endangered or threatened species found in the Mediterranean entered into force in September 2018. It now includes 10 additional bird species...

02.11.2018

On October 9 and 10, MAP organized a regional meeting on ‘Marine Litter Best Practices’ in Izmir, Turkey. The meeting brought together Mediterranean Governments,...

24.10.2018

On 24 October, the United Nations (UN) and Greek flags will fly along-side each other on the Acropolis of Athens. Representatives of the United Nations, of the...

23.10.2018

The Mediterranean is one of the most overfished region in the world, with disastrous impacts on our marine ecosystems and biodiversity, imperiling livelihoods and...

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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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