COP 23 | Science-based environmental policymaking

The 23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP 23) to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols commenced with vigor in Portorož, Slovenia. During this pivotal gathering, the Contracting Parties delved into a series of draft decisions. Offering valuable insights into these deliberations were key figures such as Piero Lionello, a Professor at the University of Salento and MedECC member; Christos Iaokeimidis, the UNEP/MAP MED QSR Officer; Antoine Lafitte, the Program Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Observatory at Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre); and Arnaud Terrisse, the Project Officer at Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre). The multifaceted efforts spearheaded by organizations like UNEP/MAP, Plan Bleu, and MedECC experts show the crucial role of reports and studies that lay the scientific groundwork, empowering the Contracting Parties to make well-informed decisions. Coverage of COP 23 Barcelona Convention by the IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin was supported by UNEP.

Produced by Rosalie Boyle, Filmed/Edited by Andres Carvajal.

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