RESOURCES: BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION COMMUNITY
Marine Litter report from Biodiversity Protection Community is released.
Marine litter is listed among the main perceived threats to biodiversity. Its abundance, durability, and persistence endangers the Mediterranean ecosystem. The report comes from Biodiversity Protection Community and it has agreed 11 key messages to policymakers. This report is a joint effort of the Biodiversity Protection Community projects co-financed by the Interreg-MED Programme focusing on pollution aspects according to the PANACeA Roadmap for Working Group 1 on Biodiversity Protection and Management. The projects featured in this report have supported the review of a spatial understanding of marine litter threats to Mediterranean marine life particularly in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
RESOURCES: UNEP/MAP- PLAN BLEU
Outsmart climate change: work with nature!
The Mediterranean has been identified by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as one of the world's most vulnerable regions in terms of global warming. At the same time, our sea is a global biodiversity hotspot endowed with a great wealth of natural resources and ecosystems. The critical role of biodiversity, ecosystems and natural infrastructure in mitigating climate change and reducing its impacts is increasingly being recognized. While climate change is becoming more and more of a concrete reality, impacting people and places throughout the Mediterranean region, a broad range of Nature-based Solutions are available to enhance society's resilience in this new, dynamic and highly challenging context.