1st Regional Meeting of Experts on the Six Pollution Reduction Regional Plans, Athens, Greece, 20–21 November 2018.

The 1st Regional Meeting of Experts on the Six Pollution Reduction Regional Plans was held in Athens on 20 – 21 November. The meeting was organized by MAP’s Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean (MEDPOL). The meeting reviewed the main elements and added value expected to be embedded in six new Regional Plans on municipal wastewater treatment plants; sewage sludge management; agriculture nutrients management; aquaculture nutrients management; marine litter management and storm water management. The meeting acknowledged the need for a strong involvement of local and regional expertise to show and benefit from best practices in the region for the preparation of the Regional Plans as well as the leadership of the Contracting Parties in this process. The meeting recommended that the Secretariat continues working on the elements of the six Regional Plans with the aim of presenting concrete proposals for the MEDPOL Focal Points Meeting in May 2019.


Side-Event at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 28 November.

MAP and its Plan Bleu Regional Activity Center have joined forces with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and WWF Mediterranean to organize a side event focusing on the Mediterranean at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi. The side-event entitled ‘The regional dimension of a sustainable and inclusive Blue Economy: the model of the Mediterranean’ aimed to foster improved models of regional cooperation to promote the achievement of a truly sustainable and inclusive Blue Economy.


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