2023

15.07.2024

CAMP B&H successfully concluded
CAMP B&H successfully concluded
20.12.2023

The 4th meeting of the Steering Committee for the CAMP project in Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered on 19th December 2023 in Sarajevo at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Trade...

CAMP Otranto Final Conference Spotlights Transboundary Collaborations
CAMP Otranto Final Conference Spotlights Transboundary Collaborations
20.12.2023

The concluding event of the Transboundary CAMP Otranto project took place at the Maritim Hotel Plaza in Tirana on December 13, 2023, as a hybrid physical and online event. The conf...

Two climate milestones at two COPs
Two climate milestones at two COPs
18.12.2023

Last week, two climate milestones concluded – The Summary for Policymakers of the MedECC Special Report on climate and environmental coastal risks in the Mediterranean has been end...

CAMP Otranto Final Conference - Boosting Coastal Sustainability in the South Adriatic
CAMP Otranto Final Conference - Boosting Coastal Sustainability in the South Adriatic
06.12.2023

The project will end with the CAMP Otranto Final Conference at the Maritim Hotel Plaza in Tirana on 13 December 2023. People not able to attend in person can join via Zoom from 9 a...

Workshop on monitoring land cover changes for participants from Montenegro
Workshop on monitoring land cover changes for participants from Montenegro
30.11.2023

Within the framework of Child Project 2.1. of the GEF MedProgramme, an online workshop was held on 28th November 2023 regarding the preliminary analyses of land cover change for th...

Ministers gathered for the implementation of the ICZM Protocol in Tunisia
Ministers gathered for the implementation of the ICZM Protocol in Tunisia
08.11.2023

On November 6, 2023, an "Information Day on the rationalization of the management of the Tunisian coastline through the implementation of the ICZM Protocol" was organized jointly b...

2nd MSPforum for Africa
2nd MSPforum for Africa
07.11.2023

Organised by the IOC-UNESCO and co-organised by the African Union, the Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and PAP/RAC of UNEP/MAP, the 2nd MSPforum ...

Field study of an Algerian delegation to Croatia
Field study of an Algerian delegation to Croatia
31.10.2023

During the week of October 23 to 27, an Algerian delegation composed of representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Fisheries and Fishe...

Mediterranean Coastal Day highlighting invisible resources: coastal aquifers
Mediterranean Coastal Day highlighting invisible resources: coastal aquifers
27.09.2023

The 2024 edition of Mediterranean Coastal Day took place in Vlorë, Albania, on September 25, 2023 with to the support of the MedProgramme of the Global Environment Facility. The ce...

Shining a Light on Coastal Aquifers - Mediterranean Coast Day 2023
Shining a Light on Coastal Aquifers - Mediterranean Coast Day 2023
31.08.2023

On September 25th, we come together to honour the beauty and vitality of the Mediterranean, raising awareness about pressing issues such as coastal urbanization, water scarcity, cl...

Fourth stakeholder meeting discussed the priority measures for the sake of a sustainable future for Boka Kotorska
Fourth stakeholder meeting discussed the priority measures for the sake of a sustainable future for Boka Kotorska
13.07.2023

On 4 July 2023, the fourth stakeholder meeting on the development of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay was held in Tivat, Montenegro. The meeting was organised with...

Integrated CORMON provides guidance to finalise the 2023 QSR
Integrated CORMON provides guidance to finalise the 2023 QSR
03.07.2023

The Integrated meeting of the Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Groups (CORMONs) took place on 27 and 28 June 2023 in Athens. This was the opportunity to discuss and endorse the co...

Mediterranean countries discuss legal frameworks for coastal land management
Mediterranean countries discuss legal frameworks for coastal land management
21.06.2023

Jointly organised by the Union for the Mediterranean, PAP/RAC, UN-Habitat, IUCN, and in co-operation with DG NEAR, DG ENV, a Mediterranean wide workshop on legal-regulatory framewo...

Adriatic Adaptation Award Winners at the CREATE Final event
Adriatic Adaptation Award Winners at the CREATE Final event
19.06.2023

The results of the Adriatic Adaptation Award Context as well as the CREATE project results were presented on June 14 in Venice, during the project Final Conference. Adriatic Adapta...

Building Climate Resilience - The Interreg CREATE Project's Final Conference
Building Climate Resilience - The Interreg CREATE Project's Final Conference
06.06.2023

Save the Date: Join us in Venice (Italy) for the Final Conference of the Interreg Italy-Croatia project CREATE – “Climate Responses for the AdriaTic REGion” on June 14, 2023!

Th...

Successful completion of the in-depth ICZM training course in Israël
Successful completion of the in-depth ICZM training course in Israël
01.06.2023

On 21 May 2023, the last session of the in-depth training course on integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) was held in Tel Aviv, as one of the key capacity-building activities i...

Workshop on Land cover monitoring for coastal zone planning and management held in Split
Workshop on Land cover monitoring for coastal zone planning and management held in Split
31.05.2023

A meeting of experts was held on 26-27 May within the framework of child project 2.1. of the GEF MedProgramme, regarding the preliminary analyses of the calculations of Land Cover ...

Coastal legal frameworks workshop identifies recommendations for Mediterranean countries
Coastal legal frameworks workshop identifies recommendations for Mediterranean countries
29.05.2023

On May 25, 2023, a regional workshop on coastal legislation was organized in Split within the framework of child project 2.1. of the GEF MedProgramme. During this workshop, 5 exper...

Another successful PAP/RAC Focal Points meeting in Split
Another successful PAP/RAC Focal Points meeting in Split
26.05.2023

On 23-24 May 2023, PAP/RAC hosted the Focal Points of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention to discuss the progress made in 2022-2023 and agree on the Programme of Wo...

CAMP Otranto Mid-Term Conference highlights transboundary collaboration
CAMP Otranto Mid-Term Conference highlights transboundary collaboration
23.05.2023

Transboundary Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) were at the forefront of the CAMP Otranto Mid-Term Conference and training course hosted...

Communicating Climate Change - 7th Thursday CREATivE Talks Webinar
Communicating Climate Change - 7th Thursday CREATivE Talks Webinar
05.05.2023

Climate change communication is an essential tool in addressing the urgent global challenge of climate change. By effectively communicating the science, impacts, and solutions, we ...

SECAP is the main focus of the 6th Thursday CREATivE Talks webinar
SECAP is the main focus of the 6th Thursday CREATivE Talks webinar
11.04.2023

The Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) is one of the key EU documents which defines concrete measures for both climate mitigation and adaptation, with timeframes an...

Joining forces to advance the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay
Joining forces to advance the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay
06.04.2023

On the 4th of April, representatives of three municipalities overlooking the Boka Kotorska Bay - Herceg Novi, Kotor and Tivat - met with PAP/RAC and Montenegrin Ministry of ecology...

CORMON Coast and Hydrography meeting as a step forward in developing the 2023 QSR
CORMON Coast and Hydrography meeting as a step forward in developing the 2023 QSR
31.03.2023

On the 28th and 29th of March 2023, in Marseilles (France), PAP/RAC organized a Meeting of the Ecosystem Approach Correspondence Group on Monitoring (CORMON) Coast and Hydrography....

MSP4BIO 2nd General Assembly meeting in Ostend, Belgium
MSP4BIO 2nd General Assembly meeting in Ostend, Belgium
24.03.2023

The MSP4BIO project partners gathered for the 2nd General Assembly meeting on the 20th and 21st of March at Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Ostend, Belgium.

Taking stock of ...

The Synthesis of the VI Assessment Report of the IPCC is out!
The Synthesis of the VI Assessment Report of the IPCC is out!
22.03.2023

The final part of the IPCC VI Assessment Report was published on Monday. This final part is a Synthesis Report, which encompass three previously published reports in 2021 and 2022....

Third  stakeholder meeting on coastal plan for Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
Third stakeholder meeting on coastal plan for Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
13.03.2023

On  the 8th March 2023, PAP/RAC organised a third  stakeholder meeting on the preparation of the coastal plan for the  Moroccan region Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (TTA), held in Tan...

2nd Multi-Stakeholder Consultations and ICZM progress meeting held in Beirut
2nd Multi-Stakeholder Consultations and ICZM progress meeting held in Beirut
03.03.2023

Can one of the the worse economic and financial crises that the modern world has seen be an opportunity to address priorities while enabling the environmental security? The Second ...

PAP/RAC continues to assist the Syrian Virtual University
PAP/RAC continues to assist the Syrian Virtual University
01.03.2023

A new semester with lectures on ICZM, MSP and climate change started yesterday (28 February 2023)) for the students of the Syrian Virtual University (SVU). It is related to the Mas...

The fifth Thursday CREATivE Talks webinar will discuss monitoring activities in the Adriatic Sea and adaptation actions
The fifth Thursday CREATivE Talks webinar will discuss monitoring activities in the Adriatic Sea and adaptation actions
27.02.2023

Over the last decades, the environmental parameters of the Adriatic Sea have undergone significant changes as a result of multiple intense human activities and climate change impac...

MedProgramme Seminar boosts MSP across the Region
MedProgramme Seminar boosts MSP across the Region
27.02.2023

PAP/RAC has successfully organized an online seminar on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) that took place on the 15th of December 2022, and continued on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2...

Local workshop in Vlora region promotes CAMP Otranto Transboundary Project in Albania
Local workshop in Vlora region promotes CAMP Otranto Transboundary Project in Albania
15.02.2023

On the 26th of January 2023, Albania hosted a local workshop within the framework of CAMP Otranto Transboundary project, as an opportunity for stakeholders and local actors (includ...

CAMP Israel Inception workshop and 1st ICZM training held in Tel Aviv
CAMP Israel Inception workshop and 1st ICZM training held in Tel Aviv
14.02.2023

With the aim to support capacity building, development of ICZM tools and promotion of good practices for sustainable development of coastal areas in Israel, the Ministry of Environ...

CREATE project announces: The Adriatic Adaptation Award
CREATE project announces: The Adriatic Adaptation Award
03.02.2023

The Adriatic Region, being part of the Mediterranean, is among the most severely impacted systems by the effects of climate change. While facing an intensification of urbanisation ...

Fourth webinar of Thursday CREATivE Talks is dedicated to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in a changing climate
Fourth webinar of Thursday CREATivE Talks is dedicated to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in a changing climate
03.02.2023

As an integrated process, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) aims to cope with the increasing demand for marine space and resources from traditional (e.g., maritime transport, tourism...

Stakeholders discussing sustainability indicators and climate impacts in the Boka Kotorska Bay
Stakeholders discussing sustainability indicators and climate impacts in the Boka Kotorska Bay
23.01.2023

On 18 January 2023, a third stakeholder meeting on the preparation of the Coastal Management Plan for Boka Kotorska Bay, was held in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, in parallel with the t...

The third edition of Thursday CREATivE Talks highlights the value of Nature-based Solutions (NbS)
The third edition of Thursday CREATivE Talks highlights the value of Nature-based Solutions (NbS)
11.01.2023

After presenting specific funding possibilities for climate action in Croatia & Italy and the importance of adaptation planning for coastal areas in relation to the impacts of clim...