من أجل منطقة أكثر نظافة في البحر الأبيض المتوسط حتى عام 2020

H2020 Initiative sets ambitious objectives to boost protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution

on 22 كانون1 2014.

National representatives in charge of Environmental Policy from more than 20 Mediterranean countries joined participants from international financial institutions, regional organisations and other key stakeholders in adopting a strategic document outlining the key objectives over the next 5 years for the H2020 Initiative for a cleaner Mediterranean as regards investments in pollution reduction, review and monitoring, capacity building and research.

Hosted by the Co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean — the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan — and with support from the UfM Secretariat, the meeting was organised in direct follow-up to the recommendations outlined in the Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change held in Athens on 13 May 2014 to draft and adopt a work programme for the H2020 Initiative’s second phase (2015-2020). With a clear indication from the Ministers to step up efforts, the unanimously-adopted document recognises the need to reinforce investment activities in pollution reduction, with a wider thematic scope, information sharing and closer cooperation and synergies.

The document adopted was the result of collaborative work between the UfM Co-Presidency, the UfM Secretariat, UNEP/MAP, the European Environment Agency and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The meeting was chaired by the UfM Co-Presidents, Mr Nicholas Hanley, Head of Unit in DG Environment from the European Union, and Eng. Ahmad Al Qatarneh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It was the culmination of a participatory process that has involved consultation with all partner countries within the various H2020 groups.

During discussions, participants validated the work of ongoing efforts and the initiative’s first phase. In particular, they called for more integration among the programme’s different components as well as with other regional initiatives and processes for more efficiency and complementarity, especially as regards capacity building. While training activities were particularly well received by participants, country representatives stressed the critical importance of responding to concrete needs on the ground and ensuring linkages with other programmes and projects in the same areas. Increased coordination and information sharing within the pollution reduction sub-group (led by EIB and UfM) with a particular focus on project preparation will help to yield tangible results in this regard.

The synergies under the review and monitoring group and the work of UNEP/MAP under the eco-system approach were also highlighted, in addition to the importance of research activities to feed into the various components.

The Horizon 2020 initiative aims to improve the quality of life of more than 420 million citizens living in the 25 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is an umbrella programme drawing together all the policies, strategies and action plans for enhancing environmental protection.

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 مبادرة آفاق 2020

 يعتبر البحر الأبيض المتوسط أحد أكبر البحار الأوروبية شبه المغلقة المحاط بإحدى وعشرين دولة تتشارك في خط ساحلي طوله 46000 كم. يعيش في هذه المنطقة حوالي 480 مليون نسمة، وهي منطقة تواجه تحديات بيئية جمة. بالعودة إلى عام 2006، انطلقت  "مبادرة آفاق 2020" وكانت بمثابة دعوة لجميع أصحاب الشأن الملتزمين من أجل تظافر الجهود للحد من التلوث في منطقة البحر الأبيض المتوسط بحلول عام 2020 من خلال معالجة مصادر التلوث التي يقال إنها تساهم في حوالي 80% من التلوث العام في البحر الأبيض المتوسط: النفايات البلدية والمياه العادمة في المناطق الحضرية والتلوث الصناعي.

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مبادرة آفاق 2020 من أجل منطقة أكثر نظافة في البحر الأبيض المتوسط حتى عام 2020

Published in 2014 the Horizon 2020 video outlines the efforts and results of the Initiative in different parts of the Mediterranean. Video playtime is 48 minutes and 11 seconds and is available in HD format for high quality viewing. The video can also be found on youtube at https://youtu.be/YTaNbpRerpE