Under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment of the Hellenic Republic, the United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) launched the celebration of its 40th anniversary in Athens, Greece on 19 May 2015.
A document on Compilation of PCBs applications for owners and public officials has been developed by SCP/RAC as part of its collaboration with the PCBs component of the MedPartnership Project (Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries).
The Secretariat of the Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and the UNEP/MAP Plan Bleu gathered representatives of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and stakeholders related to sustainable development in the Mediterranean region to review the first draft of the revised Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD). Along with it, the draft of the SCP Action Plan for Mediterranean and other MAP initiatives were also presented.
On December 2014, the SCP/RAC signed an agreement with the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions in order to carry on a review of the industrial chemicals management Toolkit under the Rotterdam Convention.
With this objective, SCP/RAC convened a Meeting for the peer review of the Toolkit the past 25th and 26th of February 2015 in Barcelona. There were experts on chemical management from Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Moldova, France, Germany and Spain.
The Catalonia Ecodesign Award is looking for innovative products, products under development and product-fostering strategies created by designers, manufacturers or promoters that are designed to improve the environmental performance of products and services over the course of their life cycle.