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3rd December 2021
Guidelines to tackle single-use plastic products in the Mediterranean region, a major contribution to the Barcelona Convention ambition on marine litter abatement
  • They have been acknowledged as a major tool to support Contracting parties in implementing the upgraded regional plan on marine litter, discussed today and to be adopted at the COP22 of the Barcelona Convention (Decision IG.25/9)
  • Countries are receiving continuous tailored support to use them through MTF funded activities as well as EU-funded projects: Marine Litter Med and WES.
  • Guidelines are available in English and French (coming soon)

Bottles, bags, cigarette filters, or food containers are some of the most prevailing single-use plastic products (SUPs) s

3rd December 2021
From policy to action: how BeMed supported projects in islands contribute to the fulfilment of the Barcelona Convention
  • BeMed-Islands releases a policy brief at the occasion of COP22 of the Barcelona Convention
  • The policy brief depicts particular projects and action responding to commitments of the upgraded Marine Litter Regional Plan, discussed today as Decision 25/9 and to adopted
  • The BeMed-Islands community calls on Contracting Parties to uptake, upscale and further support its efforts towards a plastic-free Mediterranean Sea

Beyond Plastic Med supports numerous initiatives in islands which came together through the&n

23rd November 2021
Plastic Busters MPAs' mutual learning workshop: SCP/RAC brings together marine litter experts and MPAs managers in the Ebro Delta Natural Park

Huge amounts of plastics are dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every day, making the Mediterranean basin one of the regions most affected by this global problem. Plastics are aproximately 95% of floating marine debris and more than 50% of debris found on the seabed (UNEP / MAP, 2015). The marine protected areas of the Mediterranean (AMPs), the guardians of the biodiversity of the Mare Nostrum, are at the forefront of the impacts of this plastic threat. Plastic pollution is a borderless threat and coordinated regional action are essential to effectively address the problem of plastics.

19th November 2021
Towards COP22: Who is Aina Pujol , the Switcher who participated to the COP22 Youth Event in Istanbul? Read her story

Turkey, the Host Country of the Barcelona Convention COP22, organized a Youth event (16-17 November) to provide a platform for young people to exchange views for a healthy Mediterranean for the benefit of present and future generations.

17th November 2021
Latest on the GEF Mediterranean Sea Programme: public tender for international experts and laboratory to support the implementation of new POPs and mercury prevention activities led by SCP/RAC – Apply before December 1st !

SCP/RAC, based in Barcelona and hosted by the Catalan Waste Agency is currently implementing activities under the “Mediterranean Sea Programme” (MedProgramme): Enhancing Environmental Security which is a 43 million USD endeavour funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the aim of reducing major environmental stresses, strengthening climate resilience and w

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