The first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began, the IUCN World Conservation Congress was held  from 3 to 10 September 2021 in Marseille (France). The objective of the Congress was to drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity for decades to come.

The MedECC and its 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) were presented by one of the MedECC Coordinators, Prof. Dr Wolfgang Cramer (MedECC, CNRS) during the session “High time to act for our Mediterranean – Session 1: Where are we now?” held on Saturday, 4 September from 9h30 to 10h30 in the MedStand (H3-Mediterranean Solutions) (more details).

The MedECC together with the Plan Bleu organised the panel “Mediterranean climate and environmental change: the scientific world raises the alarm!” on Sunday, 5 September 2021 from 14h30 to 15h15 on the Central Stage A (more details). The speakers were:

  • Prof. Dr Wolfgang Cramer (MedECC, CNRS) “MedECC, the first comprehensive assessment of biodiversity and climate risk in the Mediterranean Basin”,
  • Dr Thierry Perez (CNRS) “Impacts of climate and environmental change on the marine biodiversity and resources”,
  • Dr Alberte Bondeau (MedECC, CNRS) “Managing future risks and building socio-ecological resilience”.

On 6 September 2021 Prof. Dr Wolfgang Crammer participated to the conference-debate open to the public on the nature and the Mediterranean organized by Tour de Valat and department 13 (France).

The press conference was held on 8 September 2021 with the participation of the MedECC Lead Science Officer, Dr Kasia Marini.

Media about MedECC:

Congrès mondial de la nature à Marseille : pour sauver la Grande bleue, “il faut agir sans plus attendre”, La Provence, 9 September 2021

Méditerranée : les scientifiques tirent la sonnette d’alarme au congrès de l’UICN, Gomet, 9 September 2021

3 minutes pour la planète, Radio Classic, 9 September 2021

Méditerranée, les scientifiques tirent la sonnette d’alarme, Marine & Océans, 9 September 2021