Review and Discussion of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, Marrakesh, 9 – 11 June 2015

The 16th Edition of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) is currently held from 9 to 11 June 2015 in Marrakesh (Morocco). This event is hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco in collaboration with the Secretariat to Barcelona Convention/Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and Plan Bleu.

The Palatia bay at Saria

The main goal of this meeting is to review and finalize the draft Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) document before its submission for consideration and adoption by the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties, which will be held in Greece in February 2016. This meeting is also an occasion for the participants to discuss the reform process of the MCSD, to review and provide recommendations on the Draft Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Action Plan for the Mediterranean, as well as on the Draft Regional Framework on Climate Change Adaptation for the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas.

Since its creation in 1996, MCSD members continue their commitment to effectively implement and achieve international sustainable development goals at both regional and national levels. The MCSD is made up of 40 members, who cooperate to address environmental issues faced by the Mediterranean region. Additionally, MCSD working groups physically meet twice a year to discuss, explore and debate specific sustainable development issues of relevance to the region, thereby implementing the biannual MCSD programme of work.

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) is currently taking part in the discussion and the revision of the MSSD draft document and continues to support the efforts made by the MCSD to achieve sustainable development goals.

For further information, please contact: Antonio Troya

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