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Environmental and development issues
A comprehensive update on environment and development issues in the Mediterranean with the Blue Plan: forests, environmental, sustainable water, sustainable development, environmental impact, wetlands, marine protected areas, water management, tourism sustainable, Coastline protection ... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Libya, Palestine, Jordan ...

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...

More work needed on efficient water use - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

Plan Bleu investigates the main criteria for efficient water use. With supply low and demand on the rise, we need to avoid conflicts of usage as much as we can by justifying demand and focusing on reuse. Against a background of global warming and an increasing population in the southern Mediterranean, water demand management...

Cruise industry sets sail for bright, but uneven, future - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

Most of the departure ports are in Italy, so they get the employment and economic benefits. There are no departure ports in the south, according to a study being conducted by Plan Bleu pour la Méditerranée. Cruise operators have managed to grow their business despite the financial and economic crisis that has blighted the...

Renewable energy projects exceed forecasts - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

On 17th June, in Marseille, the Plan Bleu (Blue Plan) for the Mediterranean, heard a presentation from El Habib El Andaloussi on an energy “Departure Scenario” in 2030. The full study is to be published in September 2011, but the findings are already known: the reality on the ground has exceeded forecasts in energy efficiency...

Plan Bleu promotes the beneficial effects of the marine environment - 10/24/2012 - Michel Neumuller

"Mediterranean marine ecosystems: The economic value of sustainable benefits" is the study for the Mediterranean published by Plan Bleu. The “sustainable benefits of marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean” have a monetary value of at least €26 billion, according to a study by Plan Bleu, the Regional Activity Centre associated...
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