Although the main commercial fish species in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are still over-fished, pressure has reduced over the past years, raising hopes for the recovery of fish stocks, according to new FAO-GFCM report Read More
The 3rd Meeting of Environmental Journalists of News Agencies of the Mediterranean improved its networking for a better scientific information Read More
Brussels, November 21st – Mediterranean Members of Parliament and key stakeholders discuss the state of play and realistic steps forward Read More
The MIO- ECSDE (Mediterranean Information Office) reconfirmed in its Board Patrizia Bonelli, from Institute for Environment and Education caring the WEEC Secretariat. Read More
“Mediterranean Mountains: climate change, landscape and biodiversity”, is a workshop organized by the Italian delegation* of the Alpine Convention and held at the Bio Mediterranean Cluster on 4th September 2015. The Workshop’s intent was to encourage sharing of experience and strengthening and expanding networking and cooperation among regional stakeholders in the Mediterranean on the governance… Read More
The COP21 triggered special momentum for tackling climate change globally. All the UfM Member States signed the Paris Agreement in New York on 22 April 2016 and they are now preparing for the COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016. As part of this preparation, the French Ministry for Environment, Energy and the Sea, and COP21… Read More
The French Ministry of Ecology hosted the 12th Meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee in Paris on 7-10 February 2016.
The meeting brought together government officials, national and international organizations, and wetland experts from 24 Mediterranean countries to discuss and adopt a Framework for Action 2016-2030 « Wetlands for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region ». The Framework for Action has been designed as an early contribution to helping countries to achieve some of the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in September 2015. It is expected that with an active engagement of the Mediterranean countries and the donor community, by 2030 well-managed wetlands will have made a significant contribution to the well-being of people in the region and to the effective functioning of the natural systems.
You can find here more information about the Official launching of the Framework for Action 2016-2030 (with MedWet/Com 12 press release & pictures). It is also available the Closing speech from Acting Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, closure of the MedWet/Com12, and the album of the MedWet/Com 12.