The principal gathering on environment and sustainable development in the region
The 22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (COP 22) took place on 7-10 December 2021 in Antalya, Turkey. The meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its protocols, held every two years, constitute the principal gathering on environment and sustainable development in the region.
The COP 22 marked 45 years of seamless environmental multilateralism and regional solidarity under the MAP/Barcelona Convention and its Protocols. It offered an inclusive platform for renewed commitment in the Mediterranean and sent a clear signal that the UNEP/MAP system is ready to act effectively and in a timely manner to support the region in building back greener with strong environmental objectives.
A milestone in MedECC history
During this Meeting, the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols endorsed the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) published by the MedECC in November 2020.
The MedECC and the main results of the the report were presented by the Deputy Director of Plan Bleu, Ms Lina Tode, during the side-event on climate change held on 8 December 2021.