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Environmental and development issues

“Imagine”, a bridge between scientists and policy-makers - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

Through the collaborative project, Pegaso, the EU wants to think of coastlines in terms of integrated management. In this context Plan Bleu relies on the dialogue between policy-makers and scientists. Here’s an update on this operational research project with project leader Julien Le Tellier. Econostrum- What is the status of...

A multi-criteria analytical tool for the future of fishing - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

The latest Plan Bleu report on fisheries and aquaculture activities in the Mediterranean, presents an overview of these sectors. It is part of a coordinated set of dynamic investigations aimed at a better understanding of the sustainability of maritime economic activities in this sensitive region. MEDITERRANEAN. The...

What do marine protected areas offer their associated communities? - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

In line with an initiative launched by the Global Environment Facility, within the framework of the Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem, a study undertaken by the Blue Plan for the Mediterranean, and supported by the French Global Environment Facility, has defined the criteria for assessing...

The second life of water depends on user perception - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

The reuse of treated wastewater (TWW reuse) for irrigation will become a necessity, at least in the Southern Mediterranean region. And yet the obstacles facing TWW reuse projects are numerous, but are removable all the same, explains consultant Nicolas Condom. “The reuse of treated domestic wastewater for irrigation constitutes...

Cruises more trouble than they’re worth for ports of call - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

MEDITERRANEAN. The sector that benefits most from this fashionable tourist activity is shipbuilding in Northern Europe. Mediterranean countries that host cruise ships have great weather, but not enough economic benefits in light of the negative environmental impact, or from investment. According to Plan Bleu the Mediterranean...

Useful information for adapting to climate change - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le Plan Bleu

What useful information exists for anyone wishing to model the effects of climate change? In the Mediterranean current tools are unsuitable for the demands of users. Twenty laboratories in the South and North will work for three years to implement a Climate Service. On 9th and 10th June 2010, heavy flooding caused the Argens...

Fisheries: does overcapacities mean resources overexploitation ? - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

MEDITERRANEAN. The fish counters in supermarkets paint something of a false picture. There are still so many fish on offer, but their numbers in the sea continue to dwindle. "The golden age of Mediterranean fishing is well and truly behind us," claims Didier Sauzade, coordinator of the Plan Bleu   programme on...

Energy Efficiency being developed in the South - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

MEDITERRANEAN. Ten South and East Mediterranean countries are building decision-making tools for energy. This patient, harmonisation work gives rise to a partnership between the Mediterranean Plan Bleu and RCREEE, an organisation that works closely with the Arab League. It will end in 2013. “We must first measure the...
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