The milestone year for the Initiative is fast approaching and its three components, since the 9th meeting of the Steering Group of the Initiative that took place on 29 January 2018 at the Dead Sea, Jordan (read more here) are in the process of consolidating and wrapping up their work programmes in view of the remaining last two years of the Initiative's Work Plan.
The 7th meeting of the Horizon 2020 Review and Monitoring (RM) Group was held back to back with the 1st ENI SEIS South Support Mechanism Steering Committee meeting on 13-14 December in Athens, Greece, bringing together representatives from Mediterranean countries,
The 2017 Mediterranean Quality Status Report is now publicly available here and at the UN Environment/MAP web page here.
The sixty high level delegates of the Ministerial Conference on the Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean unanimously adopted the Nicosia Declaration and the Action Plan of the Mediterranean Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, that was endorsed in Athens, by the Ministers of Environment and Climate Change of the Union for the Mediterranean in May 2014.
The 9th meeting of the Steering Group of the Horizon2020 Initiative for a Cleaner Mediterranean took place on 29 January 2018 at the Dead Sea, Jordan, back-to-back with the 1st Meeting of the UfM Environment Task Force (30 January 2018) and the 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the EU-funded SWIM-H2020 Support Mechanism.
The 6th Meeting of the Review and Monitoring Group was held on 16 June 2015 in Valleta, Malta. The meeting built on the strategic orientations provided by the UfM Ministerial Declaration, the conclusions of the mid-term review and the outcome of the H2020 Steering Committee held in December 2014, during which the H2020 work programme for the period 2015-2020 was adopted, including the tasks and objectives of the Review and Monitoring group.
The First Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change will take place on 14-15 March 2017 at the premises of the Secretariat of the UfM in Barcelona, Spain.
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.