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Plankton munching microplastic (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK.)
26th January 2017
SCP/RAC leads a working group on endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in marine litter plastics

The SCP/RAC, as a regional center of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, has promoted and leads an informal working group on EDCs and POPs in plastics and microplastics in the marine environment.

8th November 2016
Meeting of the Regional Centres of the Stockholm and Basel Conventions
28th September 2016
The Mediterranean celebrates Coast Day “Blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”

For the 10th consecutive year, the Mediterranean celebrated the Coast Day, on 27 September this year in Barcelona under the theme “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean”.

20th September 2016
Constitution of a Platform on Marine Litter for the implementation of the Regional Plan

SCP/RAC participates in a  collaboration mechanism to facilitate the implementation of the the Regional Plan on Marine Litter in the Mediterranean. The platform was established the past 6th of September 2016, at the office of the coordinating unit of the Barcelona Convention in Athens.

16th September 2016
The Italian Ministry of Environment and UNEP/MAP sign a 4.5 million Euro Cooperation Agreement for the Protection of the Sea

The United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (UNEP / MAP) and the Italian Ministry of Environment signed on 14 September in Rome, a bilateral cooperation agreement for the protection of the sea, in the presence of H.E Ms. Silvia Velo, the Italian Undersecretary for Environment.

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