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UNEP MAP 2017 News

07.06.2018

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Plan Bleu Regional Activity Center of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) held an international conference on environment and...

04.06.2018

The Mediterranean Sea is one of the areas most affected by marine litter in the world with plastic comprising up to 95% of waste accumulated on shorelines, the ocean surface, or...

19.02.2018

The Secretariat of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols invites Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) to apply for accreditation as Partners of UN Environment /...

10.05.2018

Cyprus, Greece, and Israel have signed the Implementation Agreement on the Sub-Regional Marine Oil Pollution Contingency Plan. The objective of the Plan is an effective reaction...

19.04.2018

The second meeting on the development of indicators to report on the progress of the implementation of Horizon 2020 Initiative for a Cleaner Mediterranean (2015-2020) and...

16.04.2018

In line with the European Environment Agency’s commitment to sharing knowledge and experience and in support to marine assessment activities in the Mediterranean region, the...

05.03.2018

The UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) organized the Second Meeting of the Joint Sub-regional expert...

01.03.2018

The UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan and European Environmental Agency (EEA) held a joint seminar on regional assessments in Copenhagen, on 26-28 February 2018. This...

13.03.2018

The capacity building workshop to support national implementation of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) was held in Alexandria, Egypt (26-28 February 2018...

21.02.2018

The capacity building workshop to support national implementation of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) was held in Rabat, Morocco (19-21 February 2018)...

The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report was launched at the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, held in Tirana, Albania, on 17-20 December...

14.02.2018

Sandra realizes she has been in a toxic relationship for too long and decides it's time for a break-up. What's more, she has found a new love.

This short UN Environment...

25.01.2018

Land-based sources of pollution have a major impact on planetary health and on the oceans. Growing populations, increasingly intensive and large-scale agriculture and booming...

19.01.2018

As part of the #CleanSeas campaign, UN Environment’s Global Partnership on Marine Litter is launching a massive open online course on marine plastic pollution in Spanish.

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UN Environment's Regional Seas Programme, launched in 1974, support 143 countries to protect their marine resources and the millions of people who depend on them. One objective of the Programme...

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UNEP MAP 2016 News

Seoul. The Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue recognized the mechanisms implemented by General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the United...

For the 10th consecutive year, the Mediterranean celebrated the Coast Day, on 27 September this year in Barcelona under the theme “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”.

The...

15 September 2016 - The United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (UNEP / MAP) and the Italian...

On the occasion of the second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom2) on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of...

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with Concordia University in Montreal, is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: The...

In April 2016, the Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Israel signed the Declaration for cooperation in the field of environment.

This Declaration, with the first priority focusing on pollution...

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...

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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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