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Join the Marine Litter Watch to track marine litter!

Join the Marine Litter Watch to track marine litter!

Each year an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans. That’s the ′equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world′. Are you concerned with the litter building up in our coasts and seas? Then take...

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Decisions going forth to Environmental Ministers at COP21

Decisions going forth to Environmental Ministers at COP21

UNEP/MAP Focal Points met in Athens on 10-13 September 2019 to examine measures on curbing pollution, protecting biodiversity and stimulating blue growth in the Mediterranean region. MIO-ECSDE, attended as it does every two years the Focal Points meet, a few months...

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MSESD 2019 status check: advances, lessons learned and outlook

MSESD 2019 status check: advances, lessons learned and outlook

Some 80 participants from 20 Euro-Mediterranean countries converged to the city of Heraklion in Crete over three days (24-26 June) to report on the region’s collective progress and share the valuable lessons learned in implementing the Action Plan of the Mediterranean...

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PlasticBuster MPAs successfully completes the studying phase

PlasticBuster MPAs successfully completes the studying phase

To-date significant progress has been achieved within the PlasticBusters MPAs project, with the studying phase - aiming to define the key elements of the harmonized marine litter monitoring and management approach- being successfully completed. The starting point of...

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