H:\backup\arhob\Regional Seas\information Regional Seas'Status Report0803.doc Regional Seas Status Report (as at October 2003) Name of the Regional Sea: Mediterranean Sea A: General Information Countries Contracting Parties: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, European Community, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey (Serbia and Montenegro as from November 2003) Convention Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution (Entry into Force: Governing 12 February 1978). Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Instruments Region of the Mediterranean, 1995 (not yet in force) (updated and revised version) Protocols The Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft (Entry into Force: 12 February 1978); then the Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea (amended protocol not yet in force) The Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances in cases of Emergency (Entry into Force: 12 February 1978); then the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea (Not yet in force) The Protocol for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land- based Sources (Entry into Force: 17 June 1983); then the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (amended protocol not yet in force) The Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (Entry into Force: 12 December 1999) The Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution resulting from Exploration and Exploitation (Offshore Protocol) of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil (Not yet in force) The Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Not yet in force) Action Plan Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Sustainable Development of the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Action Plan or MAP Phase II) Name (Conference of the Parties, etc) Conference of the Contracting Parties; Bureau of the Contracting Parties Governing Body Name of the Chairperson or equivalent and contact details President of the Bureau of the Contracting Parties H.E. M. Bernard Fautrier (until November 2003) Ministre Plénipotentiaire chargé de la Coopération Internationale pour l’Environnement et le Développement ‘’Villa Girasole’’ 16 Blv. de Suisse MC-98000 Monaco-Ville Monaco Tel: +377-93-158333 Fax: +377-93-158888 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In November 2003, the Contracting Parties will elect a new President at their Ordinary Meeting Administrative Name of the Regional Coordinating Unit Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan Body Name of the Coordinator or equivalent and contact details Lucien Chabason Coordinator UNEP/MAP email@example.com Arab Hoballah Deputy Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Vas Konstantinou 48 116 35 Athens, Greece Tel: + 30 210 72 73 100 Fax: +30 210 72 53 196/7 www.unpemap.org Email: email@example.com MED POL Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution Programme and Regional Activity Centres for the Francesco Saverio Civili, Coordinator, implementation of the Action Plan firstname.lastname@example.org Vas Konstantinou 48 116 35 Athens, Greece Tel: + 30 210 72 73 100 Fax: +30 210 72 53 196/7 www.unpemap.org Email: email@example.com Blue Plan/Regional Activity Centre (BP/RAC) Guillaume BENOIT, Director Plan Bleu, 15 rue Beethoven, Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne, France. Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 38 71 30 Fax: +33 (0) 4 92 38 71 31 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.planbleu.org E-mail: email@example.com Priority Actions Programme/ Regional Activity Centre (PAP/RAC) Kraj Sv. Ivana 11 21000 Split, Croatia Ivica Trumbic, Director Tel: +385 21 340 470 Fax: +385 21 340 490 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pap-thecoastcentre.org E-mail: email@example.com, Specially Protected Areas/ Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC) Boulevard de l'Environnement PB 337 CEDEX 1080 Tunis, Tunisia Tel: +216 1 795 760 Fax: +216 1 797 349 Zeineb Belkhir, Director www.rac-spa.org.tn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) Roberto Patruno, Director Manoel Island, Gzira GZR 03, Malta Tel: +356 21 33 72 96/7/8 Fax +356 21 33 99 51 www.rempec.org Email: email@example.com Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC) Victor Macia, Director Paris, 184 - 08036 Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 415 11 12 Fax: +34 93 237 02 86 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cema-sa.org email@example.com Environment Remote Sensing/ Regional Activity Centre (ERS/RAC) 2, Via G. Giusti, 90144 Palermo, Italy Tel +39 091 342 368 Fax +39 091 308 512 http://www.ctmnet.it/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org B: Actors in the field of conservation, management and sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment in the RS Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Ministry of Environment, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point Albania Administrative (Mr. Besnik Baraj Deputy Minister Ministry of Environment 27 Rruga e Durresit, Tirana, Albania  4225134,  4 270625 email@example.com) Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities ( National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, training in environmental inspection systems and in wastewater treatment), port reception facilities existing situation and needs. National Environment Agency, Tirana, CAMP, training on ICAM, marine and coastal biodiversity, environmental performance indicators. Albania Faculty of Natural Sciences National Institute Trend monitoring of heavy metals, organic contaminants, nutrients, biological-effects monitoring University of Tirana, Albania Ministère de l'Amenagement du Governmental, MAP National Focal Point Territoire, et de l'Environnement, Administrative (Mme. Nadia Chenouf Algérie Direction de la Conservation de la Biodiversité, du Milieu Naturel, des Sites et Paysages Ministère de l'Amenagement du Territoire, et de l'Environnement rue des Quatre Canons 16000 Alger, Algérie  21 432884,  21 432848 firstname.lastname@example.org) Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of SAP, Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), CAMP, training on ICAM, soil erosion and desertification control project, environmental performance indicators, Med MPA, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO, national contingency plan and subregional contingency plan for SW Mediterranean, seminars on oil spill response, environmental statistics (MED STAT Environment) in cooperation with National Office of Statistics. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr Djamel Echirkd. email@example.com Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Institut des Sciences de la Mer et de National Institute Research Programme participants. l'Aménagement du Littoral (ISMAL), Alger, Algérie Hydro Engineering Institute, National Institute MAP National Focal Point, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mr Tarik Kupusovic Special Advisor to the Minister of Physical Planning and Environment Hydro Engineering Institute S. Tomica 1, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  33 207949,  33 207949 firstname.lastname@example.org) Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, training in environmental inspection systems), development of clean production center. Priority Actions Programme/ Regional Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre for Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM) and Priority Activity Centre (PAP/RAC), Actions to address problems and effects of development on the coast: significant work in the field of Croatia natural resources, including water resources and soil, tourism and urban development, coastal erosion, waste management, EIA and more. Technical assistance and coordination of local projects, notably Coastal Area Management Programmes (CAMPs). Ministry of Environmental Protection Governmental, MAP National Focal Point, and Physical Planning, Administrative Croatia (Mr Nenad Mikulic) Head Department for Environmental Impact Assessment and Contingency Planning Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning  1 6118388,  1 6772388 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, training in wastewater treatment and environmental inspection systems), CAMP, training on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, indicators for sustainable development in coastal areas, case study on financing and cooperation for sustainable development, cooperation in the development of sub-regional contingency plan for the Northern Adriatic, port reception facilities existing situation and needs, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic Process for SAP-BIO, tourism CCA projects. Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, National Institute Trend monitoring of organic contaminants, biological effects monitoring Croatia University of Split, ICAM; Economic instruments for environmental protection; biodiversity protection Croatia Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Governmental, MAP National Focal Point, and EU/SMAP Correspondent Resources and Environment, Administrative Cyprus (Mr Nikos Georgiades Director for Environment Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment 17 Taghmatarhou Pouliou, Ayios Andreas, CY-1100 Nicosia, Cyprus  22 303883,  22 774945 firstname.lastname@example.org) Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, training in environmental inspection systems), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the Department of Statistics and Research, free trade and environment, development of national contingency plans Fisheries Department, Nicosia, National Institute Trend and state monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. State monitoring of nutrients Cyprus in seawater, monitoring of effluents, marine litter and tar. Monitoring of atmospheric loads of trace metals; implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic Process for SAP-BIO, Med MPA SMAP project, Regional Training in Marine Turtle Conservation. Egyptian Environmental Affairs Governmental, MAP National Focal Point Agency (EEAA), Administrative (Dr. Mohamed Sayed Khalil Egypt Chief Executive Officer, EEAA Cabinet of Ministers 30 Misr-Helwan El-Zyrae Road, P. O. Box 955 Maadi , Cairo, Egypt  2 5256445,  2 5256454 email@example.com) Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, case study on economic tools for the environment, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Ms Dahlia Lotayef firstname.lastname@example.org NIOF, Alexandria, National Institute The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is a MED POL Research Programme Egypt participant Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) European Union Intergovernmental The EU is a Contracting Party to MAP Focal Point: the Barcelona Ms Soledad Blanco Convention. The DG Environment-- Enlargement and Neighbouring Countries European Environment Directorate E - International Affairs (DG ENV-E-1) Commission, among Commission Européenne other activities, funds Office: BU9 04/124 a number of 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgique programmes in EU,  2 2995182,  2 2994123 EU neighbouring Soledad.Blanco@cec.eu.int countries, Mediterranean and MEDSTAT Focal Point: the rest of the world, Mr. Stéphane Quefelec dealing with various Tel. +352-430134987 environment-related Fax +352-43013259 issues. Stephane.Quefelec@cec.eu.int EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr George Strongylis George.Strongylis@cec.eu.int Blue Plan/Regional Activity Centre Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre for systemic and prospective environment/socio-economic (BP/RAC), development analyses. Mediterranean Environment and Development Observatory. Economic tools France for sustainable development. Integration of sustainability in sectorial policies. Indicators and statistics for sustainable development. Atelier du Patrimoine de la Ville de Regional MAP Programme for the Protection of Coastal Historic Sites, training in optimal site management Marseille, practice. France IFREMER, Issy-les-Moulinaux, National IFREMER's fields of - Marine pollution training and research France intergovernmental activity are: coastal - Joint preparation of Guidelines for selection and protection of sites suitable for aquaculture institution environment - Co-organisation of training on various aquaculture issues management, marine living resource management, ocean research engineering and marine technology, managing ocean research vessels and tools for underwater intervention Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Atelier Technique des Espaces National Insitute Implementation of the Med MPA (Marine Protected Areas) SMAP Project Naturels (ATEN) France Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: France Administrative M. Philippe Lacoste Sous-Directeur pour l'environnement et les accords économiques sectoriels Direction des Affaires économiques et financières et des accord économiques Ministère des Affaires étrangères 37, Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France  1 43175353,  1 43175745 email@example.com Direction de l'eau, Ministère de Governmental, Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme, l'écologie et du développement Administrative Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and durable, activities (SAP). France Ministère de l’Environnement, Governmental EU/SMAP Correspondents: France Administrative Ms Emmanuèle Leblanc firstname.lastname@example.org Mr François Leyrat franηois.email@example.com Centre of Documentation, Research National Institution Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution (oil and HNS) and Experimentation on accidental water pollution (CEDRE) France MED POL Programme for the Regional Programme Environmental assessment component of MAP. Assistance to Mediterranean countries in drawing up Assessment and Control of Marine and implementing pollution monitoring programmes, and national action plans to implement the Pollution, MEDU, Athens, Strategic Action Programme to Address Pollution from Land Based Sources and Activities (SAP). Greece Follow-up work on the implementation by Mediterranean countries of the LBS, Dumping and Hazardous Wastes Protocols. Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Mediterranean Commission on Regional Commission The MCSD has a mandate to identify evaluate and assess major economic, ecological and social Sustainable Development (MCSD), problems set out in Agenda MED 21 and to advise MAP on sustainable development solutions and MEDU, Athens, offer recommendations and proposals for action. Greece Department of Applied Physics - National Academic MAP National Focal Point: Laboratory of Meteorology and Department Oceanography, University of Athens, Prof. Alexander Lascaratos Greece Assistant-Professor of Oceanography Department of Applied Physics - Laboratory of Meteorology and Oceanography, University of Athens Building Phys-V, Panepistimioupolis, GR-157 84 Athens, Greece 2107276839, 2107295282 firstname.lastname@example.org Water Section, Ministry of the Governmental, Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme, Environment, Physical Planning and Administrative Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources Public Works, and activities, CAMP, MEDERMIS (indicators) Greece EU/SMAP Correspondents: Ms Maria Peppa, Mr Ilias Mavroidis email@example.com Nature Management Section, Governmental, Implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, National Diagnostic Process for SAP-BIO, Environmental Planning Division, Administrative General Directorate for the Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Greece University of the Aegean Mytilene, National Institute Monitoring, ICAM, Biodiversity protection Lesvos, Greece EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr Harris Coccossis firstname.lastname@example.org Ministry of Industry, Energy and National Institute Trend and state monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. State monitoring of nutrients, Technology, National Centre for chl-a etc. Biological effects monitoring, compliance monitoring of shellfish waters. Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Greece Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Ministry of the Environment, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Israel Administrative Ms Miki Haran Director General, Ministry of the Environment P.O. Box 34033, 5 Kanfei Nesharim Street, 95464 Jerusalem, Israel  2 6553720/2,  2 6535939 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, CAMP, Implementation of SPA and Biodivesity Protocol, MED MPA SMAP Project and national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO in cooperation with Division of Science and Conservation, NNPPA, MEDERMIS (Indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel, RESSAC project. Ministry of the Environment, Governmental, EU/SMAP Correspondent: International Relations Division Administrative Ms Ori Livne Israel firstname.lastname@example.org Ministry of Infrastructure, National Institute State and trend monitoring in coastal and hot spot areas Oceanographic & Limnological Research Institute, Israel Environment Remote Sensing Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre for cooperation with Mediterranean countries to support planning and Regional Activity Centre (ERS/RAC), decision-making processes aiming at the sustainable development of marine and coastal areas Italy through the application of data derived from remote sensing. Ministero dell'Ambiente, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Italy Administrative Mr Corrado Clini Direttore, Protezione Internazionale Ambiente, Ispettorato Centrale per la difesa del Mare, Ministero dell'Ambiente Via Cristoforo Colombo 44, 00147-Rome, Italy  06 57223429-31,  06 57228175 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), participation in the development of a sub-regional contingency plan for the Northern Adriatic. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr Antonio Strambaci firstname.lastname@example.org Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Italian National Environmental Governmental , Training in environmental compliance and enforcement Protection Agency (ANPA), Administrative Italy The Central Institute of Research National Institution Cooperation in the development of Mediterranean marine protected areas (SMAP MedMPA), Applied to the Sea (ICRAM), preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution, prevention of pollution from ships. Italy Ministry of Environment, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Lebanon Administrative Mr Berj Hatjian Director General, Ministry of Environment P.O. Box 70-1091, Antelias, Beirut, Lebanon  4 522222,  4 525080 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, MEDERMIS (indicators), environmental statistics (MEDSTAT environment) in cooperation with the Central Administration of Statistics of Lebanon, coastal land degradation CoLD project in cooperation with National Centre for Remote Sensing (NCRS), marine turtle nesting assessment, national diagnostic process for SAP-BIO, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Ms Nancy Khoury firstname.lastname@example.org National Council for Scientific Governmental Council Research Programme Participants Research, Jounieh, Lebanon Environment General Authority, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Administrative Dr Omar Mohammed Sudani Minister for Environment, Environment General Authority P. O. Box 83618,Turkey Street,Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  21 4870266,  21 4839991 email@example.com www.egalibya.org Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, training in wastewater treatment), case study on indicators for sustainable development in coastal areas, environmental statistics, identification of monk seal hot spot areas of presence, port reception facilities existing situation and needs, development of national contingency plan (NCP). Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre to assist Mediterranean countries with their commitments under the Response Centre for the Emergency Protocol, to build up national capabilities in the preparedness and response to major Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), marine pollution incidents. The centre also facilitates cooperation between countries in combating Malta accidental marine pollution from a range of hazardous substances including oil, the dissemination of information prior to and during an emergency and provision of training and technical assistance. Follow-up work relating to the implementation by Mediterranean countries of the Offshore Protocol. Department of Biology, University of National Institute Research Programme Participants Malta, Msida, Malta Ministry for the Environment, Governmental, EU/SMAP Correspondent: Environmental Protection Department, Administrative Mr Louis Vella firstname.lastname@example.org Malta Environment and Planning Governmental, Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme, Authority (MEPA), Administrative Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and activities (SAP), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) Malta in cooperation with the National Statistics Office, MedMPA SMAP Project, development of national contingency plan (NCP) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Malta Administrative Mr Anthony Borg Director, Multilateral Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Palazzo Parisio, Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta  21242191,  21237822 email@example.com Service de l'Environnement, Governmental, Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme, Monaco Administrative Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and activities (SAP). Ministère d'Etat, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Monaco Administrative S. E. M. Bernard Fautrier Ministre Plénipotentiaire, Chargé de la coopération internationale pour l'environnement et le développement, Ministère d'Etat "Villa Girasole", 16, Boulevard de Suisse, Monaco-Ville, Monaco  93 158333,  93 158888 firstname.lastname@example.org Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Ministère de l'aménagement du Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: territoire, de l'environnement Administrative de l'urbanisme, et de l'habitat, M. Abdelfetah Sahibi Maroc Chef, Division Planification et Prospective, Ministère de l'aménagement du territoire, de l'environnement, de l'urbanisme, et de l'habitat 36, avenue Al Abtal Agdal, Rabat, Maroc  37 772662,  37 777697 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), CAMP, soil erosion and desertification control project, environmental performance indicators, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the national Statistical Office, implementation of SPA and Biodiversity Protocol, MedMPA SMAP project, case studies in projects on free trade and the environment, case study on financing and cooperation for sustainable development, development of national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the development of a sub-regional contingency plan for the south western Mediterranean, emergency plan for the port of Nador, seminars on oil spill response. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr Abdelfetah Sahibi firstname.lastname@example.org Institut National de Recherches National Institute Research Programme participants Halieutiques (INRH), Casablanca, Maroc Laboratoire de pollution National Institute Research Programme participants atmosphérique et marine, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs (E.M.I.), Rabat, Maroc Office National de l´eau potable Governmental, Research Programme participants (ONEP), Rabat, Administrative Maroc Ministry for the Protection of the Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Environment and Physical Planning, Administrative Serbia & Montenegro Ms Jelena Knezevic Advisor, Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Physical Planning PC Vektra, 81000 Podgorica, Serbia & Montenegro  81 482313,  81 234131 email@example.com Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Ministry for Environment and Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Physical Planning, Administrative Slovenia Mr Mitja Bricelj Director Water Department, Nature Protection Authority, Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning 48 Dunajska, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia  1 4787384,  1 4787419 firstname.lastname@example.org CAMP, implementation of SPA and Biodivesity Protocol in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, national test in project on sustainable development indicators, environmental performance indicators, development of a national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the development of a sub- regional contingency plan for the Northern Adriatic, port reception facilities existing situation and needs. Ministry of Science and Technology, National Institute Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities: National Monitoring Programme, National Institute of Biology, Marine Implementation of Strategic Action Programme to combat pollution from land based sources and Biological Station Piran,, University activities (SAP), mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows in cooperation with the Ministry of of Ljubljana, Culture. Slovenia Trend monitoring of organic contaminants, quality of shellfish waters. Ministry of Culture Governmental, Conservation of endangered species and habitats, mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows. Piran, Administrative Slovenia Ministry of Science and Technology, National Institute Trend monitoring of heavy metals. Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences, Ljubljana Slovenia Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre for the promotion and dissemination of pollution prevention and the Production (CP/RAC), reduction of pollution at source in the industrial sector, providing technical support to the Contracting Spain Parties, institutional organisations and businesses wishing to promote less polluting and more eco- efficient techniques and practices in their activities. Cavanilles Biodiversity Institute, National Institute Management of Mediterranean database on cetacean strandings (MEDACES). MEDACES is being University of Valencia, developed as a joint initiative between SPA/RAC and ACCOBAMS. Spain Department of Marine Biology National Institute Implementation of the MedMPA (Marine Protected Areas) SMAP project (UBM), Alicante University, Spain Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Ministry of Environment, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Spain Administrative M. German Glaria Dire tor General, Dire ion General de alidad Eval a i n Ambiental, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz s/n, 28071 Madrid Espagne  91 5976067,  91 5975980 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, environmental performance indicators with the regional environmental department of Sancti Petri, Seville), CAMP. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Ms Amparo Rambla Gil firstname.lastname@example.org Ministry of State for Environmental Governmental, MAP National Focal Point: Affairs, Administrative Syrian Arab Republic Ms. Reem Abed Rabboh Director, Water Management Directorate, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs P.O. Box 3773, Tolyani Street, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic  11 3336027,  11 3335645 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities, environmental inspection systems, training in wastewater treatment), CAMP, environmental performance indicators, case study in project on sustainable development indicators in coastal areas, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment), implementation of SPA and Biodivesity Protocol, MedMPA SMAP project, coastal land degradation CoLD project in cooperation with General Organization for Remote Sensing (GORS), development of national contingency plan (NCP) in cooperation with the Syrian Federal Directorate of Ports. Trend monitoring of loads from land based sources and compliance monitoring of effluents at the Lattakia Environmrnt Laboratory and Tartous Environment Directorate. EU/SMAP Correspondent: Mr Ahmad Al-Mohammad Env-Min@net.sy Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) High Institute for Marine Research, National Institute Trend monitoring of chemical contaminants in hot spot areas, of loads from land-based point sources, Tishreen University, Lattakia, biological effects monitoring, compliance monitoring of effluents. Syrian Arab Republic Atomic Energy Commission of Syria Compliance monitoring of effluents, trend monitoring in coastal zone areas, Trend monitoring of (AECS), Environment Protection loads from land-based point sources, trend monitoring of loads from pilot airborne pollution Division (DEP), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Specially Protected Areas/ Regional Regional Centre MAP Regional Activity Centre for the protection of Mediterranean species, their habitats and Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), ecosystems. Assistance to countries for the technical implementation of the Biodiversity Protocol, Tunisia including habitat management, establishment and management of specially protected areas of Mediterranean importance –SPAMIS, implementation of action plans for the conservation of endangered species, monitoring of the introduction of alien marine and invasive species, elaboration of indicators on marine and coastal biodiversity. Establishment and implementation of strategies and plans for the implementation of the GEF SAP BIO project Ministère de l'Agriculture, de Governmental, MAP National Focal Point and EU/SMAP Correspondent: l'Environnement et des Ressources Administrative Hydrauliques, M. Nejib Trabelsind Tunisie Directeur Général, Direction générale de Environnement et de la qualité de vie Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Environnement et des Resources Hydrauliques Centre Urbain Nord - Bàtiment I.C.F., B.P. 52, 2080 Ariana, Tunis, Tunisie  71 702779,  71 702431 firstname.lastname@example.org Agence Nationale de Protection de Governmental, Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, l'Environnement (ANPE), Administrative Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources Tunisie and activities), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, national test on sustainable development indicators, MEDERMIS project (indicators), environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the National Institute of Statistics, case study in project on free trade and the environment, case study on financing and cooperation for sustainable development, MedMPA SMAP project, mapping and monitoring of Posidonia meadows, development of a national contingency plan (NCP), participation in the development of a sub- regional contingency plan for the south western Mediterranean, seminars on oil spill response. Secrétariat d'État, Recherche National Institute Trend monitoring of chemical contaminants, biological effects monitoring Scientifique et Technologie, L'Institut National des Sciences et des Capacity building on environmental impact assessment in 14 Mediterranean countries with the Technologies de la Mer (INSTM), support of METAP Salammbo, Tunisie Name MAJOR ACTORS Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Foreign Relations Department, Governmental, MAP National Focal Point and EU/SMAP Correspondent: Ministry of Environment, Administrative Turkey Ms Kumru Adanali Head, Foreign Relations Department, Ministry of Environment Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km, Ankara 06100, Turkey  312 2851705,  312 2853739 email@example.com Coordination of national MED POL Programme activities (National Monitoring Programme, Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to combat pollution from land based sources and activities), CAMP, national report on ICAM, environmental performance indicators, environment statistics (MEDSTAT Environment) in cooperation with the State Institute of Statistics, green turtle monitoring, development of a national contingency plan (NCP). IMS/METU-Institute of Marine National Institute Trend Monitoring of heavy metals and organic contaminants. Monitoring of loads. Sciences/ Middle East Technical University, Erdemli, Icel, Turkey Name MAJOR ACTORS (UN AGENCIES) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) UNEP/GPA Secretariat Intergovernmental Through the adoption of the Global Programme of Action for Providing guidance and sharing experience for the the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based implementation of the LBS Protocol and the SAP. Activities in 1995, 108 governments and the European Commission declared their commitment to protect and preserve the marine environment from the adverse environmental impacts of land-based activities. UNEP was tasked to lead the coordination effort and to establish a GPA Coordination Office. World Health Organization (WHO) Intergovernmetal WHO is the United Nations specialized Agency for Health, Long-standing cooperation with MAP/MED POL in the governed by 192 Member States through the World Health assessment and control of marine pollution. Key Assembly which is composed of representatives from WHO's contributor to the implementation a number of activities Member States under the GEF/MED SAP project. Development of standards and quality criteria for human health related issues. International Atomic Energy IAEA-MEL assists Member States to understand, monitor and Technical supervision of the National Monitoring Agency/Marine Environment protect the marine environment and co-ordinates technical Programmes data quality assurance of chemical analyses Laboratory (IAEA/MEL) aspects of international ocean protection, training and assistance through and inter-training, inter-calibration, scientific programmes. visits, purchase of instruments and quality control. The International Centre for Science Cooperation with MAP in the framework of the MED GEF ICS/UNIDO assists countries in their industrial development and High Technology of the United Project through the launching of one pre-investment study through technology transfer programmes. Nations International Development and the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Organization (ICS/UNIDO) Project. In the field of ICAM there is a co-organization of training courses on the influence of industrial development in coastal areas. United Nations Development UNDP uses its global network to help the UN system and its Cooperation in formulating, designing and implementing Programme (UNDP) partners to raise awareness and track progress in reducing policies, practices and environmental programmes poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation compatible with sustainable development. and discrimination against women, while it connects countries to the knowledge and resources needed to achieve these goals. The UNDP implements and supports programmes that integrate social, economic, and environmental concerns into local and national development. Food and Agriculture Organisation Intergovernmental The lead United Nations agency for agriculture, forestry, Collaboration in the framework of the SAP-BIO project on (FAO) fisheries and rural development. An intergovernmental the interaction of fisheries and marine ecosystems. organization, FAO has 183 member countries plus one member Cooperation under the Silva Mediterranea forestry project, organization, the European Community. with the BP/RAC on agricultural issues and the PAP/RAC on soil erosion issues. Cooperation in relation to responsible fishing through the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM). Cooperation on the effects of pollution in marine organisms. Intergovernmental Official network for the Mediterranean Forests (under the Collaboration in developing a prospective and strategic Sylva Mediterranea/ FAO auspices of FAO) vision for a better contribution of the forestry sector to sustainable development (fight against desertification) Memorandum of understanding with MAP (BP/RAC) International Maritime Organization Intergovernmental IMO is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for Cooperation in the exchange of information on maritime (IMO) improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships safety, maritime traffic, port reception facilities and the prevention of maritime pollution, in the designation of sensitive marine areas, in the protection of the marine environment form aquatic organisms transferred in ships ballast, in preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution. World Meteorological Organisation Intergovernmental The WMO facilitates international cooperation in the Cooperation in the monitoring of airborne pollution, establishment of networks of stations for making preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution, meteorological, hydrological and other observations; and to prevention of pollution from ships promote the rapid exchange of meteorological information, the standardization of meteorological observations and the uniform publication of observations and statistics Intergovernmental Oceanographic Intergovernmental Cooperation in the monitoring of eutrophication and the The IOC focuses on four major themes: to develop, promote Commission (IOC) of UNESCO implementation in the Mediterranean of the Global Ocean and facilitate international oceanographic research programmes Observing System (MedGOOS/MAMA project). to improve our understanding of critical global and regional ocean processes and their relationship to the sustainable development and stewardship of ocean resources; to ensure effective planning, establishment and co-ordination of an operational global ocean observing system to provide the information needed for oceanic and atmospheric forecasting, for oceans and coastal zone management by coastal nations, and for global environmental change research; to provide international leadership for education and training programmes and technical assistance; and to ensure that ocean data and information obtained are efficiently handled and made widely available. UNESCO – ROSTE, Venice, Italy UN agency A specialised United Nations agency for educational, scientific ICAM: and cultural co-operation. Co-implementation of the Adriatic Environmental Master Plan, Module Croatia Adriatic and Ionian initiative (AII) Intergovernmental The Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) was formally established in Cooperation in the field of marine monitoring and river 2000, following the adhesion of six coastal countries: Albania, basin management Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia, to the Ancona Charter. The main fields of activity of the AII include inter-port co-operation, economics, tourism and small- and medium-sized enterprises development, scientific co- operation for safeguarding the resources of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, co-operation between institutes of higher education, in particular universities and combating organized crime in the Adriatic and Ionian basin. Convention on Biological Diversity Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2000 with the The Convention on Biological Diversity, commonly referred to (CBD) Secretariat CBD Executive Secretary for the harmonized as the Biodiversity Treaty, was one of two major treaties implementation of the CBD and SPA Protocol in the opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on Mediterranean and for the better implementation of the Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Parties to CBD programme on the conservation and sustainable use the Biodiversity Treaty affirm sovereign rights over the of marine and coastal biological diversity. biological resources found within their countries, while accepting responsibility for conserving biological diversity and using biological resources in a sustainable manner. Bern Convention (Convention on the Secretariat of CMS is the only global (and UN-based) intergovernmental Cooperation on the Conservation of marine turtles, Conservation of Migratory Species International organization, which is established exclusively for the migratory bird and fish species. CMS) Secretariat Convention conservation and management of migratory species. Many are The Secretariat of the CMS Convention is on the SAP BIO not dealt with adequately by other global conventions Advisory Committee. concerned with wildlife conservation, due to limitations in their scope or taxonomic coverage. Moreover, the obligations of CMS are more direct than some other multilateral instruments. CMS has legally binding provisions that impact directly on harvesting of endangered species within a country. Regional agreements concluded under the auspices of CMS to a certain extent overlap some global or regional conventions. For this reason, the CMS Secretariat has developed instruments to communicate and co-operate effectively with the Secretariats of other international conventions. CITES (Convention in International Secretariat of CITES is an international agreement between Governments. Its Exchange of information and expertise on the conservation Trade in Endangered Species of Wild International aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild of biodiversity and endangered species. Fauna and Flora) Secretariat Convention animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Secretariat of the Convention to Secretariat of The UNCCD is the internationally legally binding framework Exchange of information and expertise on Combat Desertification (UNCCD) International set up to address the problem of desertification. The Convention erosion/desertification issues. The UNCCD provides for Convention is based on the principles of participation, partnership and guidelines and arrangements necessary for the effective decentralization. It now has more than 180 country Parties to implementation of the Convention in affected country the Convention. National Action Programmes are at the heart of Parties of the northern Mediterranean region and Africa in the Convention and constitute the conceptual and legal the light of their particular conditions. framework for implementing it at the national and local levels. Their purpose is to identify the factors contributing to desertification and the practical measures necessary to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought. Basel Convention (on the Control of Secretariat of The Basel Convention is devoted to setting up a framework for Cooperation in the implementation of the Barcelona Transboundary Movements of International controlling the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. Convention Hazardous Wastes Protocol. Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal) Convention It has also developed the riteria for “environmentall so nd Assistance in the management of hazardous wastes in Secretariat management”. A ontrol S stem, based on prior written Mediterranean countries. notification, has also been put into place. The other area of focus is the minimization of hazardous waste generation. The Stockholm Convention Secretariat Secretariat of The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human Cooperation in the reduction and eventual elimination of International health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants POP releases. Convention (POPs). Name MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Funding Institutions, Agreements, Conventions etc.,) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) European Commission Intergovernmental The European Commission, among other activities, funds a Cooperation within the framework of the Euro- number of programmes in EU, EU neighbouring countries, Mediterranean Partnership. Implementation of projects in Mediterranean and the rest of the world, dealing with various eligible Mediterranean countries, including ICAM, projects environment-related issues. funded under the EU/SMAP Pogramme (Management of Coastal Regions, Free Trade, Tourism, Biodiversity, Protected Areas), under the implementation of the MEDSTAT Environment Programme (Environment Statistics), the LIFE Third Country Programme (national systems for preparedness and response to maritime pollution, Clean Production, monitoring of coastal land degradation, forest fire management), MEDA (Port reception facilities for the collection of ship generated waste), NATURA 2000 (inventorying of sites of conservation interest) and other EU Programmes. European Environment Agency (EEA) Intergovernmental The European Environment Agency's core task is to provide Cooperation in the field of data collection, information, decision-makers with the information needed for making sound analysis and reporting, indicators, statistics, joint and effective policies to protect the environment and support environment/development reports, remote sensing. sustainable development. The information provided by the EEA focuses in particular on assessing the current and future state of the environment across Europe and the pressures upon it; disseminating best practice in environmental protection and technologies; supporting the European Commission in diffusing information on the results of environmental research. European Space Agency (ESA) Intergovernmental An international organization composed of 14 European Monitoring of accidental and operational marine pollution, Member States, which aims to provide cooperation in space preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution, research and technology. prevention of pollution from ships. EBRD International financing EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market ICAM; Renewable sources of energy; Water resources institution economies and democracies in 27 countries from central Europe management; Solid & liquid waste management; CAMP to central Asia. The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and mobilises significant foreign direct investment beyond its own financing. World Bank The Bank´s essential aim is to assist developing countries in Financial support for the preparation and implementation controlling pollution and protecting the urban environment, of projects related to land based pollution, conservation of managing natural resources, protecting the rural environment water resources, soil conservation, air pollution, threatened and capacity building. marine and coastal resources, ICAM. Name MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Funding Institutions, Agreements, Conventions etc.,) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Funding Set up by the World Bank, with UNEP and UNDP, the Global Cooperation and financial support for the implementation Institution Environment Facility (GEF) provides grant and concessional of the MAP Strategic Action Programme to address funds to eligible countries for projects and activities that aim to pollution from land based activities through the MED GEF protect the global environment. Proje t “Determination of priorit a tions for the f rther elaboration and implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Mediterranean Sea”. Cooperation and financial support for the implementation of the SAP BIO project: Strategic Action Plan for Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Region. Mediterranean Technical Assistance METAP is an innovative partnership that brings together Key partner in the implementation of the GEF/MED Programme (METAP) countries in the Mediterranean region and multilateral donors to Project (pre-investment studies in sensitive areas, national assist beneficiary countries in project preparation and strengthen action plans and capacity building). Cooperation on their capacity in regional environmental management. The 15 environmental performance indicators, free trade and member beneficiary countries of METAP are Albania, Algeria, environment issues, on integrated coastal zone Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, management and on the biodiversity of specially protected Libya, Morocco, Syria, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, and West areas. Bank and Gaza. The Six METAP Partners that oversee METAP activities include the EC, the EIB, UNDP and the World Bank. International Oil Pollution Intergovernmental org. Intergovernmental organisation that provides compensation for Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund) oil pollution damage resulting from spills of persistent oil from tankers. Centre for Environment and Intergovernmental The remit of CEDARE is to assist member countries in Joint activities and exchange of information in issues of Development for the Arab Region and environmental management, technology transfer and policy common concern, including training activities, translations Europe (CEDARE) development into Arabic of MAP publications, workshops etc. The League of Arab States Intergovernmental The League of Arab States is a voluntary association of Exchange of information and implementation of activities Association independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic related to sustainable development. speaking. Its stated purposes are to strengthen ties among the member states, coordinate their policies, and promote their common interests. The Arab League is involved in political, economic, cultural, and social programmes designed to promote the interests of member states. International Centre for Advanced Intergovernmental ICAMAS/CIHEAM, was founded under the aegis of the OECD Collaboration in the work in the agriculture and forestry Mediterranean Agronomic Studies and the European Council to provide additional, both economic sectors and in promoting sustainable rural development (ICAMAS) and technical, education and to promote the spirit of international co-operation between supervisors in the area of agriculture and rural development in the Mediterranean countries. Currently, the Centre numbers thirteen member countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey. CIHEAM has four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes, where Mediterranean agriculture supervisors are trained: Bari MAI (Italy), Chania MAI (Greece), Montpellier MAI (France) – Saragoza MAI (Spain) International Union for the Intergovernmental The mission of the IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist Cooperation in the implementation of the SAP BIO Project Conservation of Nature (IUCN) societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and (Member of the SAP BIO Advisory Committee) diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. It is mainly involved in promoting the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. The IUCN Mediterranean Programme focuses on: Islands; use of natural resources (forests, fisheries etc.,); conservation of biodiversity and landscapes; hydrological resources; arid lands, transition areas and desertification. EUCC – European Union for Coastal International An association with members and member organisations in 40 ICAM, Biodiversity protection Conservation, Leiden, Netherlands association countries. It is promoting coastal conservation by bridging the - Co-operation on Mediterranean ICAM Clearinghouse gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, - Co-operation on "Distance Training for Biodiversity planners and policy makers. It is also the largest network of Conservation and Integrated Coastal Management in coastal practitioners and experts in Europe. Croatia, Poland, Russia and Turkey" Organization for Economic Co- Intergovernmental org. International organization that provides governments a setting Cooperation in environmental statistics, preparedness and operation and Development (OECD) in which to discuss and develop economic and social policy, response to accidental marine pollution, prevention of including tose concerning environmental issues. pollution from ships Name MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Agreements, Conventions etc.,) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) RAMSAR Convention Intergovernmental RAMSAR provides the framework for national action and Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2001 between Treaty international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of MEDU of MAP and the Bureau of the RAMSAR Med Wet Programme wetlands and their resources. Convention to reinforce the conservation and integrated management of the Mediterranean wetlands; exchange information and ensure the participation of their respective representatives in technical meetings of common interest; ensure the coordination and complimentarily of technical tools and modules prepared by MedWet and the RAC/SPA for the survey of sites and training on subjects related to wetlands, as well as on other subjects of common interest developed by other regional centres of activity; cooperate to establish guidelines for the sustainable use of wetlands in the region; establish joint biannual operational plans for the two Conventions. On the SAP BIO Advisory Committee RAMOGE Intergovernmental The RAMOGE Agreement signed in 1976 is the instrument Cooperation in the field of biomonitoring and development adopted by the Governments of France, Monaco and Italy to of the methodology for the preparation of baseline budgets ensure that the coastal areas of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur of pollutant releases. Cooperation in the description of Region, the Principality of Monaco and the Ligurian Region potential Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean should constitute a pilot zone for preventing and combating Importance (SPAMIs), and on the conservation of marine pollution of the marine environment. vegetation . ACCOBAMS Agrement on the Sub-Regional The purpose of the ACCOBAMS Agreement is to reduce the ACCOMABS is on the SAP BIO Advisory Committee. Conservation of Cetaceans of the Agreement threat to Cetaceans in Mediterranean and Black Sea waters and The ACCOBAMS Secretariat and MAP (SPA/RAC) Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and improve our knowledge of these animals. It is the first signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate the Contiguous Atlantic Area Agreement binding the countries in these two sub-regions, joint implementation of ACCOBAMS and the Barcelona enabling them to work together on a matter of general interest Convention Action Plan on cetaceans. HELCOM and OSPAR Commissions Regional Seas HELCOM administers the Convention on the Protection of the Cooperation to ensure harmonization of programmes and Conventions Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea and provides a legal methodologies regime for the prevention of pollution of the sea from land- based sources and for the protection of marine and coastal biological diversity. The OSPAR Commission administers the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic and develops policy and international agreements in this field. Name MAJOR ACTORS (Other Intergovernmental Organisations, Agreements, Conventions etc.,) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Council of Europe/Bern Convention Secretariat of An important instrument for the protection of wildlife and Cooperation on the conservation of Mediterranean (Convention on the conservation of International natural habitats, the Convention has today 45 Contracting biodiversity. The Council of Europe (secretariat of the European wildlife and natural habitats) Convention Parties, including 39 Council of Europe Member States, the Bern Convention) is on the SAP BIO Advisory Secretariat European Community, Monaco and four African States. It Committee. includes help for implementation (technical assistance on legal and scientific issues) and the setting-up of the Emerald Network - a Network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest created in 1998 and compatible with the EU network Natura 2000 - as well as work on monitoring and control of threatened species. Name MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS1) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) WWF-Mediterranean Programme WWF focus primarily on the conservation and sustainable MAP partner. Office (MedPO). management of the forests, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Cooperation notably in the implementation of the SAP, A tourism initiative was recently created to protect nature from including the identification of areas of importance to the negative impacts of mass tourism. Its work transcends man- biodiversity. Cooperation in preparedness and response to made boundaries building partnerships with NGOs, accidental marine pollution and prevention of pollution governments, foundations, businesses, and other organisations from ships. Greenpeace Mediterranean Office Since 1986, Greenpeace ships have sailed the Mediterranean MAP partner researching environmental problems, meeting the public and Cooperation notably in raising awareness on local authorities, raising awareness and carrying out direct environmental problems in the Mediterranean and seeking actions on selected targets. alternative solutions. Friends of the Earth MedNet The Friends of the Earth Mediterranean Programme was MAP partner established in 1992. Its objectives are to: promote sustainable Cooperation in building up the capacity of southern and development in the region and increase awareness of the need to eastern Mediterranean environment NGOs to participate protect the environment; strengthen the environmental actively in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership. movement and promote NGOs cooperation within and between Southern, Eastern and Northern Mediterranean countries; monitor important political issues for the Mediterranean environment particularly regarding the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the Barcelona Convention and other relevant international fora. The EEB is a federation of NGOs with many members in the MAP partner EEB. European Environment Bureau Mediterranean countries of the EU. The EEB can play a role in this in various ways (ensuring that the Mediterranean dimension is properly present, including specific Mediterranean aspects in the regular work of its Working Groups; giving special emphasis to discussions and awareness raising with decision- makers and opinion leaders from the region or organising specific activities to strengthen the capacity of the members) MEDCOAST MEDCOAST, an NGOs network of Euro-Mediterranean MAP partner academic institutions, aims to contribute to coastal and marine Cooperation notably in the promotion of improved coastal conservation in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, through management practices through enhanced scientific and improved coastal management practices. professional collaboration. IAMF. International Association for The IAMF, the aim of which is to encourage the exchange of MAP partner Mediterranean Forests information, particularly as regards Mediterranean natural and Cooperation in the exchange of experience and knowledge forest spaces, has been working for six years in the on Mediterranean natural spaces, notably forests Mediterranean basin. The objective is the exchange of experiences and knowledge between on-the-spot workers. 1 This is an indicative list. A full list of MAP NGO Partners is available at www.unepmap.gr/pdf/partners.pdf Name MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) Mediterranean Association to save the MEDASSET - the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea MAP partner cooperating closely with SPA/RAC on the Sea Turtles (MEDASSET) Turtles, is an International Non-Governmental Organization conservation of marine turtles (NGO) founded in 1988, working exclusively on the conservation of sea turtles and their habitats through scientific research programmes, environmental education, political liaison, publicity and public awareness throughout the Mediterranean. MED Forum, Mediterranean NGOs MED Forum is an «umbrella» organization created in Barcelona MAP partner Network for Ecology and Sustainable in 1995. The aim of MEDFORUM is to promote the protection Cooperation for the promotion of sustainable development Development of the environment within a framework of sustainable activities and intercultural dialogue between North and development in the Mediterranean region. MED Forum South promotes intercultural dialogue and cooperation for sustainable development between North and South. MIO-ECSDE, Mediterranean MIO-ECSDE is a Federation of Mediterranean NGOs for MAP partner Information Office for Environment, Environment and Development. MIO-ECSDE acts as a political Cooperation in the development and promotion of policies Culture and Sustainable Development and technical platform for the formulation and presentation of for the protection of the environment and sustainable views and interventions of NGOs in the Mediterranean scene. In development. co-operation with Governments, Intergovernmental and International Organisations, universities, scientific institutes and other socio-economic partners, MIO-ECSDE plays an active role in the development of policies for the protection of the environment and the promotion of the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region and its countries. Arab Network for Environment and RAED is a network of more than 200 Arab NGOs with the MAP partner Development (RAED) objective to coordinate the exchange of skills, experiences and Cooperation in promoting community participation in information between regional community organizations and to regional sustainable development activities encourage community participation in government programmes to achieve sustainable development. MedCities Medcities is a network of Mediterranean coastal cities created in Cooperation in the promotion of sustainable urban Barcelona in November 1991 at the initiative of the development in the region. Mediterranean Technical Assistance Programme (METAP). A Medcities objective is the promotion of the role of sustainable urban development as a general policy for the Mediterranean Region. Global Water Partnership(GWP) Network of NGOs and Cooperation for integrated water resources management in the MAP (Blue Plan/RAC) is one of the GWP Med members. MEDTAC intergovernmental Mediterranean countries. ooperation in elaborating the “Vision for Water” in the organizations Mediterranean Institut du Droit Economique de la INDEMER carries out research and studies on legal, MAP partner. Mer (INDEMER) administrative and economic problems related to maritime Cooperation in the exchange of information and expertise issues and the use of the marine environment. It organizes on matters related to maritime law most recently with relevant workshops and round tables and provides education REMPEC on legal matters related to the navigation of and training of experts on the law of the sea. leisure craft in the Mediterranean. Name MAJOR ACTORS (NGOS) Category (NGOs, IFIs, Short description Fields of cooperation with the RS Intergovernmental orgs. etc.) International Tanker Owners Pollution NGO (international Non-profit-making organisation, funded by the vast majority of Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution Federation (ITOPF) industry association) the world's shipowners, providing a wide range of technical (oil and HNS) services related to accidental marine pollution. The International Association of NGO (international An international association representing the interests of Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution Independent Tanker Owners industry association) independent tanker owners around the world with the main (oil) (INTERTANKO) goals of achieving safe transport, cleaner seas and free competition. International petroleum Industry NGO (international A voluntary non-profit organization whose membership Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution Environmental Conservation industry association) includes both petroleum companies and associations at the (oil) Association (IPIECA) national, regional or international levels. Mediterranean Oil Industry Group NGO (international A regional oil industry forum on oil spill preparedness and Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution (MOIG) industry association) response for the Mediterranean Region. MOIG represents a (oil) network of industry experts in oil spill response that aims at ensuring good coordination by the oil industry in case of a major oil spill incident in the Mediterranean Sea. The European Chemical Industry NGO (international An industry association established to maintain and develop a Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution Council (CEFIC) industry association) prosperous chemical industry in Europe by promoting the best (HNS) possible economic, social and environmental conditions, with a Prevention of pollution from ships commitment to the continuous improvement of all its activities including the safety, health and environmental performance. International Chemical Environment NGO (international ICE is a co-operative programme set up by the chemical Preparedness and response to accidental marine pollution (ICE) industry association) industry related to the transport of chemicals, whose two (HNS) objectives are emergency response and prevention. Prevention of pollution by chemicals (HNS) GISIG, Genoa, Italy International NGO A sectoral non-profit Association on Geographical Information GIS; Marine protection Systems (GIS) grouping about 100 organisations from more Co-implementation of NATURE-GIS, "A European than 20 countries.. Thematic Network for Protected areas (IST Programme)" Les Eco Maires, Paris, France International NGO Association of more than 500 town mayors from all over the Industrial Risks Management; Urban management world to promote environment protection and sustainable Co-implementation of MIRIAD 21, project to define development. different methods regarding major industrial risks prevention and forecast and to help decision-making process regarding risk management and territories planning. C: On-going projects lead by the RS Name ON-GOING PROJECTS LEAD BY THE RS Cost Period Partners Objective Expected outputs Comments/Further info (US$) (http://www…) GEF Med. +11 M Three years MAP/MED POL, Support in the implementation National Diagnostic Analyses and Baseline Project BP/RAC, PAP/RAC, of the Strategic Action Plan budgets of pollutant releases; Pre-investment SPA/RAC, CP/RAC, (SAP) for the elimination and studies for pollution hot spots, the analysis of ERS/RAC, WHO, World control of LBS pollution pollution sensitive areas, the preparation of Bank, METAP, regional guidelines and plans for the elimination ICS/UNIDO, UNEP/GPA and control of pollution; training; the creation of and concerned countries a sustainable financial platform for the continued implementation of the SAP; the preparation of a regional programme for public participation; the preparation adoption and implementation of National Action Plans for the elimination of pollution from land based activities; Support for the preparation of a Identification of the needs of countries in the SAP for Biodiversity, for the region to produce a SAP for the conservation of integration of species and biodiversity, as a basis for the implementation of ecosystem conservation and the new SPA and Biodiversity Protocol. protection measures into socio- Principles, approaches, measures, targets, economic development timetables and priorities for action to conserve strategies, notably for fishing, biodiversity in the Mediterranean region. tourism and maritime transport. FFEM +2 M Three years MAP/MED POL, World Support in the implementation Pre-investment studies for pollution hot spots in Bank, METAP and of a Strategic Action Plan Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia; concerned countries (SAP) for the elimination and Regional training on the preparation of National control of LBS pollution Action Plans. Reduction and Continuous MAP/MED POL, WHO, Implementation of the Strategic Reduction and elimination of land based Elimination of IAEA/MEL, Action Plan to combat pollution, implementation of relevant capacity Land Based Mediterranean countries pollution from land based building programmes, national monitoring Pollution (LBS and the EU sources and activities; programmes on land based pollution (trend, Protocol) assistance to countries for the compliance and biomonitoring); MED POL formulation and database; development of marine pollution implementation of national indicators; strengthening of national pollution monitoring programmes; inspection and enforcement systems. development and management of the MED POL database; data quality assurance; development of marine pollution indicators. Dumping Continuous MED POL and concerned Assistance to Mediterranean Progress by Mediterranean countries in the Protocol countries countries for the implementation of the Dumping Protocol implementation of the Dumping Protocol (Updating and implementation of dumping guidelines, etc.) Hazardous Continuous MED POL, Basel Assistance to Mediterranean Progress by Mediterranean countries in the Wastes Protocol Convention and countries in the implementation implementation of the Hazardous wastes Stockholm Convention of the Hazardous wastes Protocol Secretariats and concerned protocol (Assistance for the countries management of hazardous wastes etc) EC/ EuroMed +1M 2002/2005 Other MAP Centres, EEA S pport to “Environment and A new Environment/Development Report for Partnership and EC Development Report” 2004 Environment/ To strengthen "Mediterranean Development awareness", to look back over A Retrospective and prospective analysis based Reporting the major changes in the region mainly on the indicators of sustainable (MCSD, Blue and to alert readers to the risks development Plan/RAC of changes which are not Activity) sustainable in the long term. · Retrospective analysis This report attempts to bring · Design of the Report (outline) out the unity and the diversity · Define the prospective framework of situations, the efforts being Steering Committee currently made towards 5 Experts group meetings sustainable development, good Draft Report of the RED practice, and the difficulties Final report and dissemination encountered. EC/EuroMed +2M 2003-2006 EC, OECD, Eurostat, and Creation or strengthening of - 4 regional training courses Partnership – National Institutes of national environmental services - 48 support missions MEDSTAT- Statistics with statistical capacities, - 24 study visits Environment acquisition of international - 3 taskforces project methodologies, collection and - 4 progress meetings (MCSD, Blue publishing of first official - 1 Final regional conference Plan/RAC statistics on the environment. - Data collection for the regional data bank [1st Activity) phase = 17,000 facts collected over three years] - 12 national compendium publications + 1 regional compendium publication and 4 regional short publications - Technical reports MEDERMIS Blue Plan /RAC and Information and environmental Documentation by Blue Plan of indicators for concerned countries reporting (indicators) sustainable development at the regional level. (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Malta, Tunisia). Environmental METAP and concerned Promoting the use of these Reinforcement of the use of environmental performance countries indicators as a means of performance indicators (EPIs) by the indicators assessment of policies or environmental policy leaders of the (MCSD projects in relationship to Mediterranean countries. BP/RAC environmental goals in the 13 activity) Mediterranean countries or territories benefiting from the METAP programme. Sustainable EC (LIFE Programme), To select and document a series Reinforcement of the use of sustainable development METAP and concerned of indicators of sustainable development indicators (SDIs) by the indicators countries development environmental and development policy leaders of (MCSD, the Mediterranean countries. BP/RAC activity) Indicators for EC and concerned Case studies on indicators in coastal areas, sustainable countries (Croatia, Libya, including indicators for the long-term monitoring development in Syria) of the quality of coastal waters. coastal areas (MCSD Blue Plan/RAC,MED POL activity) Free trade and ICAMAS, World Case studies on the possible Evaluation of possible impacts, the policy tools the Bank/METAP and impact of free trade on to be developed, lessons to be learned in other Environment concerned countries agriculture countries of the Southern and Eastern (MCSD Blue (Cyprus, Morocco, Mediterranean. Plan/RAC, Tunisia) activity) Urbanization, EC and concerned Case studies on urban Data and information on the urban environment and sustainable countries regeneration; local finances; in the Mediterranean. Assessment of the impact development mobility and modes of of urban sprawl. Methodological tools for urban (MSCD Blue transport; monitoring of land regeneration with particular reference to the Plan/RAC use needs of cities in the southern and eastern activity) Mediterranean countries. Exchange of 93,000 Sept 2002 – EU - to improve knowledge and - Thematic workshop gathering at least 5 Co-financed by EU General experience and Dec 2003 learn lessons from the selected cities where urban regeneration has Call for Proposals programme Preparation of existing practical started or will start soon the Guidelines experiences on urban - Guidelines for urban regeneration in the for Urban regeneration in the region Mediterranean region Regeneration in - to lay the foundations for - Regional network of urban regeneration the a region-wide mechanism practitioners and stakeholders Mediterranean for the exchange of region experience on urban (MCSD, regeneration PAP/RAC - to provide Guidelines for activity) urban regeneration in the Mediterranean region, with special reference to the southern and eastern Mediterranean cities - to disseminate region- wide the Guidelines, in English and in French, produced in 500 copies, each Mediterranean $600000 2003/2006 French Ministry of To strengthen forestry co- Booklet forests and Agriculture, French operation and sustainable 6 Case studies sustainable Ministry of Foreign development in the Prospective approach development Affairs & FAO Mediterranean region, to help Regional forum (MCSD integrate forestry management And proposal for a second phase of activities activity) in regional planning. LIFE-third 400,000 Feb2002- EC, GORS, NCRS and - To identify erosion prone - Data collection and thematic maps, Co-financed by EU Life-Third countries CoLD June2004 concerned countries areas in coastal areas of - Management plans for pilot areas, Countries programme and Project: Lebanon and Syria, - Web site and a CD ROM MAP; Further info can be Monitoring of - To prepare management plans obtained from ERS/RAC coastal land for two pilot areas in each degradation country, (MCSD - To introduce or/and support ERS/RAC, implementation of the PAP/RAC, Interactive Participation activity) Programme Coastal Area PAP/RAC, BP/RAC, CAMP is oriented at the Diagnostic Analysis (Feasibility Study); the *In the 1990-98 period, two Management SPA/RAC, ERS/RAC and implementation of practical Project Agreement and Terms of Reference; cycles of the Programme were Programmes concerned countries coastal management projects in Inception Report; Technical Specifications for implemented, consisting of (CAMPs) selected Mediterranean coastal individual activities of the project; Project individual projects areas, applying Integrated Database and GIS; Systemic Sustainability implemented in: Albania (The Coastal Areas Management Analysis; Participatory Programme; Final Albanian coast), Croatia (The (ICAM) as a major tool, to: Reports of individual activities; Final Integrated Kastela Bay), Greece (The develop strategies and Report; Follow-up Proposals and Urgent Island of Rhodes), Syria (The procedures for sustainable Investment Portfolio; Presentation Conference Syrian Coast), Tunisia (The development in project areas; Report; and the Report of the Presentation City of Sfax) and Turkey (The to identify and apply the Meeting at the host-country high governmental Izmir Bay). The project in relevant methodologies and level. Fuka, Egypt, was completed in tools; to contribute to capacity 1999, and the project in Israel building at local, national and in June 2000. CAMP Malta regional levels; and to secure a was completed in November wider use in the region of the 2002. results achieved. CAMP Algeria 660,000 2001-2004 Ministry of Environment - To contribute to - Sustainable Development Strategy for coastal Implemented under 2002-2003 of Algeria sustainable development areas; PAP programme as approved MAP components (RACs) and integrated coastal area - recommendations for the coastal area by CPs; Co-financed by management; management policy; national and local authorities; - To contribute to the - Action Plans for the priority areas (urban Further info at www.pap- upgrading of relevant development, pollution, water resources, natural thecoastcentre.org institutions for sustainable and cultural heritage). development and management; - To apply methodologies, tools and practices of sustainable development, of ICAM. CAMP Lebanon 503,000 Nov 2001- Ministry of Environment - To contribute to - Integrated Coastal Management Strategy Implemented under 2002-2003 Mar 2004 of Lebanon, sustainable development and Recommendations; PAP programme as approved Local communities of and integrated coastal area - Detailed urban management analysis; by CPs; Co-financed by Damour, Sarafand and management of the - Analysis and proposal for the management national and local authorities; Naqoura, national coastal area; of cultural heritage; Further info at www.pap- National consultants - To strengthen - Analysis of water resources availability and thecoastcentre.org MADA (NGO) environmental demand; MAP components (RACs) management institutions - Proposal for the protection of a marine in Lebanon; protected area; - To protect the coastal - Detailed tourism and sustainable resources of South development analysis; and Lebanon by developing - Regional recommendations for land use and and applying concepts of future development of tourism. sustainable development and methods and tools of Integrated Coastal Areas Management to the economic and social development activities of the area. CAMP Slovenia 826,000 Sept 2003 – Ministry of Environment, - To contribute to the - Systemic and Prospective Sustainability Implemented under 2002-2003 Dec 2005 Spatial Planning and planning and management Analysis; PAP programme as approved Energy of Slovenia, of sustainable - Proposal of a Regional Concept of Spatial by CPs; Co-financed by Local communities (8 in development in the coastal Development; national and local authorities; total) area and the Adriatic river - Policies for urban and landscape plans Further info at www.pap- Regional Development basin in Slovenia; related to the coastal areas; thecoastcentre.org Agency, - To contribute to the - Regional Sustainable Tourist Development NGOs upgrading of relevant Strategy; MAP components (RACs) institutions on the regional - Study for mitigation of non-pointed sources level for sustainable of water pollution in the Reka river basin; development and - Regional Environmental Information management; System; - To contribute to the - Sensivity Maps for Contingency Plan. development of human capacities and reinforce public participation on the regional and national levels; - To apply methodologies, tools and practices of sustainable development, of ICAM and ICARM. Sub-regional 65,000 2001-2004 FAO, Ministries of - To prepare national - Data base and maps, Implemented under 2002-2003 project on soil Environment in Algeria reports for the selected - Management plans for the pilot areas PAP programme as approved erosion and and Morocco watersheds, by CPs; Co-financed by desertification - To prepare management national and local authorities; control in plans for pilot areas. Further info at www.pap- Maghreb thecoastcentre.org countries (Morocco, Algeria) Mediterranean 100,000 Jan 2003 - EU, EUCC - To improve information - ICAM projects inventory Co-financed by EU; ICAM Clearing on the Integrated Coastal Area - ICAM projects funding guide Implemented under 2002-2003 House Management (ICAM) in the - ICAM experts register PAP programme as approved Mediterranean - Books and articles on ICAM by CPs; Further info at - ICAM legislation and institutions www.pap- - ICAM policies, strategies and plans medclearinghouse.org MED Open, 50,000 Jan 2003 - - to assist Mediterranean - Internet training course Implemented under 2002-2003 First virtual countries in building - CD - ROM PAP programme as approved training course capacities for coastal by CPs; Further info at on ICAM management http://www.pap- medclearinghouse.org/medope n/ NATURE-GIS 6,600 Mar 2003 – A consortium of several - To create a network of - A list of stakeholders involved in the Co-financed by EU and MAP; A European June 2004 partners, GISIG- GIS firms and institutions protection of the marine protected areas, Further info at www.gisig.it Thematic Geographical Information dealing with nature - Analysis of a Questionnaire, Network for systems International protection in Europe and - Report on European and Mediterranean Protected areas Group from Genova being Mediterranean. context assessment for marine protected areas (IST the main one. - To establish contacts, Programme) prepare an overview of the situation in the region in the fiels of GIS and marine protected areas. GEF- SAP 430,000 Jan 2001 – Mediterranean GEF - To develop - Report on the Meeting on Co-financed by GEF and MAP; MED Dec 2004 eligible countries administrative, legal and fiscal Implementation/Evaluation of Pilot Projects, Further info at www.pap- Development of mechanisms for the and Proposals for National Action Plans sapei.org Economic sustainable financing of the - Report of the Workshop on SAP MED Pilot Instruments for implementation of SAP at Projects Launching - Report of the training the Sustainable country level, course on application of economic instruments implementation - To enhance government in Croatia of the Strategic capability to identify, develop - Report of the Expert Meetings on Action and implement various types Development of Economic Instruments for the Programme to of economic instruments Sustainable Implementation of the SAP MED address marine suitable for related country, - Report of the Instructive Seminar on pollution from - Generation of the political Introduction and Development of Economic land-based will for change; actual change Instruments for the Sustainable Implementation activities in the in national legislation and of the SAP MED Mediterranean regulation; change in - Analysis of the Application of Economic management practices; Instruments for Combating the Land-based - Improvement of Pollution in the Mediterranean Coastal Areas environmental database; - Promotion materials - Capacity building of national and local institutions; - Training of government officials and non-government stakeholders; public participation; - Co-operation with and training of NGOs; and networking. EC/EuroMed 2M Three years SPA/RAC, EC, ICRAM, Support for the implementation Database on marine biological diversity in the Partnership- UBM, ATEN, and of a Regional Project for the Mediterranean; identification of marine sites of SMAP concerned countries Development of Marine and conservation interest; management plans for (Algeria, Cyprus, Israel, Coastal Protected Areas in the specific marine protected areas; guidelines and Med MPA Malta, Morocco, Tunisia, Mediterranean Region technical tools to assist managers and authorities Syrian Arabic Republic) (MedMPA) in charge of protected areas; the notification of specially protected areas of Mediterranean importance (SPAMIs) to the relevant international organizations. Protection of Continuous SPA/RAC, EC, Support to countries for the Implementation of Action Plans for the threatened ACCOBAMS, RAMSAR, implementation of Action Plans conservation of threatened species in the Mediterranean BERN/BONN for the conservation of Mediterranean (monk seal, marine turtles, marine species CONVENTION, CITES threatened species and for cetaceans, marine vegetation) and species and concerned countries species management management MEDA Project 770,000 January MEDA financial The purpose of the Project is to A study concerning the current situation in The first phase of the project is on port (approx.) 2002 - mechanism of the define the existing situation in the relevant Mediterranean coastal States being finalized in October 2003 reception December European the participating Mediterranean regarding available an required capacities of and the whole project should be facilities for 2004 Commission countries regarding port port reception facilities for oily bilge completed by the end of 2004 collecting ship- (financial support) reception facilities for oily waters, ballast waters, oily wastes and generated REMPEC (IMO) waters, oily wastes and garbage garbage, bilge The Governments of garbage, to propose optimum A study containing optimum solutions for water and oily 4 Mediterranean EU solutions for collecting, collection, treatment and disposal of these wastes member States and of treatment and disposal of such categories of waste. (MED.B7.4100. 10 eligible non-EU ship-generated wastes and to Standard designs of port reception facilities 97.0415.8) members propose standard designs of and treatment plants Mediterranean port reception facilities and A regional seminar on port reception countries. waste treatment plants that facilities could be made available free of charge to all Mediterranean coastal States involved, for implementation in their ports. Development of 45,000 January IMO – Technical Co- To provide Algeria, Morocco A Sub-regional Contingency Plan for Most of the work has been a Sub-regional (approx.) 2002 – operation Division and Tunisia with an efficient Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. completed; the text of the Sub- Contingency December (financial support) and reliable mechanism for A sub-regional Agreement, signed by the regional Contingency Plan Plan for the 2003 REMPEC facilitating mutual assistance Ministers of the three countries concerned, agreed upon and the Agreement South Western Governments of and international co-operation on the implementation of the Sub-regional on its implementation is Mediterranean Algeria, Morocco in case of major marine Contingency Plan. expected to be signed in and Tunisia pollution incidents affecting the Several Ministerial Declarations facilitating November 2003. sea, coasts and the related the implementation of the Agreement. interests of the three countries concerned. Development of 27,000 February REMPEC To provide Croatia, Italy and A Sub-regional Contingency Plan for The project that started in a Sub-regional (approx.) 2003 Governments of Slovenia with an efficient and Croatia, Italy and Slovenia. February 2003 is expected to Contingency Croatia reliable mechanism for A sub-regional Agreement, signed by the be completed by mid-2004. Plan for the Government of Italy facilitating mutual assistance Ministers of the three countries concerned, Northern Government of and international co-operation on the implementation of the Sub-regional Adriatic. Slovenia in case of major marine Contingency Plan. pollution incidents affecting the sea, coasts and the related interests of the three countries concerned in the Northern Adriatic. Development of 550,000 March LIFE Third To establish an efficient and Legal act establishing national system for The project is expected to be the national (approx.) 2000 – Countries reliable national preparedness dealing with marine pollution incidents; completed by the end of 2003 system for December mechanism of the and response system in Syria National system and organization for preparedness 2003 European and a number of specific response to marine pollution incidents; and response to Commission objectives covering legal, Risk analyses for main Syrian ports and oil accidental (financial support) organizational, technical and terminals; marine pollution REMPEC operational aspects of the Revised, updated and tested National in the Syrian Syrian Ministry of future system. Contingency Plan and related regional and Arab Republic State for Env. local plans; (LIFE Affairs Sensitivity maps and oil spill model as TCY99/INT/01 Syrian General decision support tools; 7/SYR) Directorate of Ports Identification of required oil spill response equipment and facilitation of its procurement; National Operational Pollution Response Centre; Sufficient number of response personnel trained at different levels, in various aspects of oil spill response; Preparation of 14,000 January IMO – Technical Co- To prepare an emergency plan A study on the sensitivity of the lagoon of Nador The technical part of the project an emergency (approx.) 2002 – operation Division for response to marine and the marine pollution emergency plan for the was completed and the results plan for the port December (financial support) pollution incidents in the port port of Nador (Morocco). submitted to the Moroccan of Nador 2003 REMPEC of Nador. authorities in summer 2003. (Morocco) Government of Morocco Assessment of 17,500 September IMO – Technical Co- To assist Libya to accede to The study on existing situation and needs for The project was designed to the existing (approx.) – operation Division MARPOL 73/78 Convention port reception facilities for bilge waters, oily complement the ongoing situation and December (financial support) wastes and garbage in the GSP Libyan AJ. MEDA project on port needs for port 2003 REMPEC reception facilities, since Libya reception Governments of is not an Euro-Med partner. facilities for Libya bilge waters, oily wastes and garbage in the GSP Libyan AJ. Assessment of 23,200 September REMPEC To assess the situation and The study on existing situation and needs for The project was designed to the existing (approx.) – Governments of needs for port reception port reception facilities for bilge waters, oily complement the ongoing situation and December Albania facilities in the three countries wastes and garbage in Albania, Croatia and MEDA project on port needs for port 2003 Government of concerned. Slovenia. reception facilities, since the reception Croatia three countries concerned are facilities for Government of not Euro-Med partners. bilge waters, Slovenia The project is financed by oily wastes and funds made available to garbage in REMPEC budget through the Albania, Croatia MTF. and Slovenia. Subregional 51,000 January IMO – Technical Co- To provide Algeria, Morocco 10-20 officers in each of the three countries The project was designed to Seminars on Oil (approx.) 2002 – operation Division and Tunisia with a sufficient concerned trained in dealing with oil spills at the complement the development Spill Response December (financial support) number of personnel trained in level of On Scene Commanders or decision of the Sub-regional for Algeria, 2003 REMPEC various aspects of accidental makers. Contingency Plan for Algeria, Morocco and Governments of marine pollution preparedness Morocco and Tunisia. . The last Tunisia Algeria, Morocco and response. planned training activity was and Tunisia completed in July 2003. DAPHNE 220.000 1995-1996 ERS/RAC, Telespazio To achieve a better knowledge Continuously updated information of the project S.p.A. (Italy)- of the vegetation conditions vegetation conditions and changes in the and changes in the whole Mediterranean Mediterranean Region, and at building up a "system" based on the use of advanced techniques - as remote sensing - able to supply continuously updated information. RESSAC 1997-1999 ERS/RAC, EC, Israel Remote sensing support to A multi-satellite approach to assess and monitor project analysis of coasts specific aspects relevant to coastal transformations (i.e. coastal dynamics, land use modifications) in the central part of Israel. OSM User ERS/RAC, TROMSOE An overview of the activities of Identification of possible pilot users of a future Survey SATELLITE STATION authorities/institutions involved oil spill service -based on satellite remote AS (TSS) and concerned in, and/or in charge of oil sensing- for the Mediterranean region. countries. pollution monitoring in the Mediterranean countries. LIFE-third CP/RAC, EC and Bosnia Creation of a clean production Setting up a library for the future clean countries Herzegovina centre in Bosnia Herzegovina production centre, issuing a newsletter (Voice of Project: Sustainability), various CP related capacity Capacity building activities. Building in Bosnia Herzegovina ACORN- CP/RAC, EC and Environmental management for Methodology for the implementation of an EPICENTRE concerned countries SMEs environmental management system for SMEs D: Projects under formulation by RS Name PROJECTS UNDER FORMULATION BY THE RS Cost Period Partners Objective Expected outputs Comments/Further (US$) info (http://www…) Formulation and 100,000 2005 MAP/MED POL, To formulate a new phase for An effective tool for achieving adoption of MED POL Mediterranean Countries and MED POL (2006-2013) for the sustainable development through Phase IV the EU assessment, prevention and the adoption of the ecosystem control of marine pollution, approach as a management including eutrophication framework for MEDPOL monitoring and monitoring the impacts of rivers. Formulation of 2005 MAP/MED POL GEF, The formulation of National National Action Plans finalized and National Action Plans FFEM, METAP, Action Plans as foreseen by the operational for the elimination of ICS/UNIDO, UNEP/GPA, SAP Land Based Pollution CP/RAC and concerned as foreseen by the SAP countries Development of 182,000 Economic tools for sustainable development (MCSD, BP/RAC Activity) Sustainable rural 3-3,5M 2004-2005 FAO (Silva Mediterranea), A cross-disciplinary consideration Case studies, prospective vision development in the ICAMAS and concerned of the degree to which and regional workshop Mediterranean countries and NGOs sustainability has been adopted in (MCSD, BP/RAC agriculture and forestry and the Activity) conditions for sustainable development « Mare Nostrum » REMPEC/RAC, Blue Assessment of maritime traffic in Evaluation of the risks associated Plan/RAC, MEO, ENI the Mediterranean and related with maritime traffic in the region risks. Coastal Zone 3-4M 2004-2006 PAP/RAC, METAP and ICAM, pilot cases, relevant Management National Institutions legislation CAMP Morocco Aprox. 2005-2007 Ministry of Environment - To develop strategies and - Diagnostic Analysis 600,000 procedures for a sustainable (Feasibility Study); development in project - Inception Report; areas; - Technical Specifications for - To identify and apply the individual activities of the relevant methodologies and project; Project Database and tools; GIS; - Systemic Sustainability - To contribute to the capacity Analysis; building at local, national - Participatory Programme; and regional levels; and - Final Reports of individual - To secure a wider use in the activities; region of the results - Final Integrated Report; achieved. - Follow-up Proposals and Urgent Investment Portfolio CAMP Spain Aprox. 2004-2006 Ministry of Environment - To develop strategies and - Diagnostic Analysis 800,000 procedures for a sustainable (Feasibility Study); development in project - Inception Report; areas; - Technical Specifications for - To identify and apply the individual activities of the relevant methodologies and project; Project Database and tools; GIS; - Systemic Sustainability - To contribute to the capacity Analysis; building at local, national - Participatory Programme; and regional levels; and - Final Reports of individual - To secure a wider use in the activities; region of the results - Final Integrated Report; achieved. - Follow-up Proposals and Urgent Investment Portfolio - CAMP Cyprus Aprox. 2004-2006 Ministry of Environment - To develop strategies and - Diagnostic Analysis 650,000 procedures for a sustainable (Feasibility Study); development in project - Inception Report; areas; - Technical Specifications for - To identify and apply the individual activities of the relevant methodologies and project; Project Database and tools; GIS; - Systemic Sustainability - To contribute to the capacity Analysis; building at local, national - Participatory Programme; and regional levels; and - Final Reports of individual - To secure a wider use in the activities; region of the results - Final Integrated Report; achieved. - Follow-up Proposals and Urgent Investment Portfolio - Adriatic Sea 430,000 Sep 2003 – Croatian Ministry of - To develop a central system - the final Planning Tool and Project bidding in course Environmental Master March 2005 Environmental Protection for storing/accessing, any associated computer Plan (ASEMP) – and Physical Planning, updating and integrating all hardware Module Croatia UNESCO-ROSTE existing planning data and to - a one-day workshop to be provide assistance in making held in Zagreb to demonstrate planning decisions. the Tool to users - To support environmental - three number 2-day training master planning of the sessions will be held for Croatian coastal zone. A selected staff at the MoEPP particular issue is for the pl s 4 da s of “te hni al project to assist in efforts to s pport” if req ired comply with EU - a Project Report environmental legislation in - a Technical Reference anticipation of possible Manual for the Master Plan future membership of the Tool EU. - a User Guide to the Master - To support the identification Plan Tool of projects for environmental improvement suitable to the promoter, local population and funding agencies, and also sustainable in a broader sense. Major Industrial Risks 20,000 2004-2006 Les Eco Maires, France - To define different methods - Conference of citizens Integration in Agendas regarding major industrial - Recommendations for Agenda and Development 21 risks prevention 21 of towns exposed to major (MIRIAD 21) - To forecast and to help industrial risks decision-making process regarding risk management and territories planning Nostrum-DSS 20,000 2004-2006 NOSTRUM network - To promote the development - Best Practice Guidelines for www.feem.it Network on of DSS tools in support of the design, development and Governance, Science policy making for Integrated implementation of DSS tools and Technology for Water Resources for IWRM and policy- sustainable water Management (IWRM); making. Resource management - Multi-sectoral State of the Art in the Mediterranean; - To contribute to the review of DSSs use in the The role of DSS tools. improvement of scientific Mediterranean knowledge and applied - State of the Art on Integrated methodologies in the field of Water Resource Management IWRM; using DSS tools in the - To establish durable links Mediterranean basin between scientific - Country specific reviews institutions, governments - Dedicated workshop at the and NGOs and stakeholders end of the project with in the Mediterranean Mediterranean institutions for countries. launching long term collaborations Strategic Action Plan +10M 2004-2006 FAO, NGOs, concerned Action Plans for biodiversity for Biodiversity (SAP countries protection and development Bio) LIFE-third countries project: forest-fire management in coastal areas of the eastern Adriatic Development of 740,000 01.01.2004 – REMPEC To prevent, reduce, and to a Direct outcomes: REMPEC submitted project national capacities of (Approx.) 31.12.2006 LIFE Third Countries maximum possible extent proposal for consideration the Republic of Albania mechanism of the eliminate pollution of the Accession of Albania to the to the LIFE Third countries for the prevention of, European Albanian territorial waters and relevant IMO Conventions unit of the EC in November preparedness for and Commission coast by oil, other hazardous and dealing with the protection of 2002 – reply from the EC response to marine Albanian Ministry of noxious substances, and other the marine environment still pending pollution from sea Environment forms of pollutants such as Compliance with obligations based sources garbage, originating from under new Prevention and maritime activities and in case of Emergency Protocol to the emergency from other related Barcelona Convention. sources, through setting up the National staff qualified to institutional framework and implement and enforce these administrative structure for Conventions dealing at national, regional and Guidance regarding local levels with operational and collection, treatment and accidental marine pollution disposal of liquid and solid originating from sea based ship generated wastes activities, and shipping in A legal act for setting up the particular national preparedness and response system. An operational preparedness and response system Organizational structure National contingency plan Trained personnel Response strategy for dealing with oil and HNS spills. Proposal concerning spill response equipment and for its financing A proposal for setting up a national operational marine pollution emergency response centre Development of 495,000 January 2004 Turkish Ministry of To revise and further develop Proposals for adjustment/ Project proposal submitted associated capacity (approx.) – December Environment emergency response plans for the improvements to be for consideration to the building for state of 2005 LIFE Third Countries ports of Mersin and Iskenderun in introduced within the LIFE Third countries unit readiness and for mechanism of the Turkey. emergency preparedness and of the EC in November response to marine European Commission response system of the two 2002 – reply from the EC pollution in the ports of REMPEC ports concerned; still pending Mersin and Iskenderun, Revised ER Plans for Mersin Turkey, in case of and Iskenderun, including emergency. proposals for their better integration into local and national emergency response systems; Proposals for required stockpiles of response resources; Trained personnel (through several training activities of different types for emergency response personnel); A full-scale exercise at port/local level. Baltic 21 Programme To set up a consultation and Exchange of information and cooperation mechanism experience, cooperation in marine pollution and sustainable development issues, for the better protection and management of the two regional programmes.
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