The Mediterranean region is one of the most sensitive and vulnerable social, cultural and environmental hotspots on the planet. Yet current economic practices and policies primarily follow conventional development models that result in depletion of natural resources and externalization of negative impacts.

Unlike these traditional economic models, Green Economy (GE) promotes a more inclusive and environmentally friendly development at global and local scale, that recognises the economic value of our natural capital and the associated goods and services, while internalising negative impacts and costs.

If correctly applied to the complex and unique Mediterranean context, this approach can lead to a balanced economic development within the ecological limits of the region, while reducing social inequalities and improving quality of life throughout.

The Green Economy in the Mediterranean is project funded by MAVA Foundation for nature and implemented by ECO-UNION, MIO-ECSDE and GREEN ECONOMY COALITION. This project reviews and assesses ongoing green economy policies and initiatives in almost all Mediterranean countries and at the regional level.

Follow the progress of the project activities here: http://www.medgreeneconomy.org/

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This project reviews and assesses ongoing green economy policies and initiatives in almost all Mediterranean countries and at the regional level. More precisely, it aims to:

  • present the current situation, highlighting strengths and weaknesses;
  • review key initiatives and policies related to green economy; and
  • propose steps forward for a successful implementation of green economy in the region.

The project methodology is based on the collection of primary and secondary data, including a survey reaching out to major stakeholders to capture perceptions and views related to Green Economy, and an in-depth analysis.

All key findings and ways forward −results of the in-depth analysis− will be compiled into a report entitled “The State of Green Economy in the Mediterranean”.

ECO-UNION

An environmental non-profit association working to accelerate the transition towards sustainability in the Mediterranean region.

MIO-ECSDE

The federation of Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organizations working on environment and development.

GREEN ECONOMY COALITION

A global network of organisations committed to accelerating a transition to a new green inclusive economy.

MAVA FOUNDATION FOR NATURE

 A philanthropic foundation with a focus on the conservation of biodiversity.

Title: Green Economy in the Mediterranean

Funding source: MAVA Foundation for Nature

Project duration: 1 May 2016 – 31 July 2016

For more info: Anastasia Roniotes, roniotes@mio-ecsde.org