19th meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development

More than fifty Members and Observers were taking part in the 19th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD), which went underway on 7 June 2021. The three-day meeting virtually hosted by Slovenia examined a report on sustainable development activities carried out from June 2019 – May 2021, and reviewed progress in the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development. A roundtable also took place on 8 June to discuss the “achievement of the SDGs and the transition towards a sustainable blue economy for a post-COVID green renaissance in the Mediterranean”.
The MCSD was established twenty-five years ago in line with Article 4 of the Barcelona Convention as an advisory body to the Contracting Parties to assist them in their efforts to integrate environmental issues in their socio-economic programmes and to promote sustainable development policies in the region and at national level.

Wolfgang Cramer (MedECC co-coordinator) presented the main results of the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) on 8 June 2021. The State of the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean (SoED) report of UNEP/MAP and Plan Bleu was presented in the same session. 

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