Workshop on marine ecosystems and economy, 18-19 October 2017, Monaco

Recent anthropogenic climate change is manifest in the Mediterranean, alongside other changes in the environment such as sea and air pollution, soil degradation, biodiversity loss and associated economic losses. The shared history and the close connections between countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean call for strong cooperation with respect to adaptation to, and mitigation of ongoing environmental change.

Plan Bleu and Scientific Centre of Monaco co-organized in the frame of MedECC a regional meeting dealing with human impacts on Mediterranean marine ecosystems and the economy. The workshop took place in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, on 18-19 October 2017.

In the contexte of this workshop it is important to remind that MedECC is a flagship initiative of Chapter 4 of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD 2016-2021) and contribute to the climate change adaptation strategy under implementation at the Mediterranean level.

This workshop was very interactive, allowing experts, coming from various fields of expertise (from social and natural sciences) to discuss and exchange and so, enable MedECC to provide with concrete recommendations.

The aim of the workshop was to determine the drivers of ecological stressors which are specific to the Mediterranean Sea and their economic impacts. Taking into account existing regional frameworks (such as the MSSD, the Regional Framework for Climate Change Adaptation…), the expert’s discussions helped to define recommendations, governance actions and best practices to be implemented at local and regional levels in order to decrease the impacts and to adapt.

Press release (in French only)


Mediterranean fisheries and climate change, Virginie Raybaud, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

Case studies on the North coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Luís Campos Rodrigues, Fundacio ENT


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