Friday | 24 May 2024

EMEA becomes UNEP/MAP Partner

We are honored to announce that the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA has been admitted as a partner organization by the Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/MAP), according to COP 23 Decision IG.26/2 (Annex III).

As a Partner, EMEA participates as Observer Organisation in the meetings of the Contracting Parties and other activities, and provides expertise and technical support to pursue objectives and promote policies, strategies and programmes derived from the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols.

EMEA was one of the organisations that were invited to participate to the 23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 23), which took place in Portoroz, Slovenia on 05 – 08 December 2023. Representatives from 21 Mediterranean countries attended the Convention which was organised by UNEP/MAP.

EMEA was represented by Dr. Yeganeh Forouheshfar, senior researcher at EMEA. Dr. Forouheshfar, participated at the Ministerial Session, panel: “Green transition in the Mediterranean: From decisions to actions” where she discussed about what instruments can policymakers use for the required reengineering of economies while leaving no one behind.

The Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/MAP) is a regional cooperation platform established in 1975 as the first regional action plan under the UNEP Regional Seas Programme. The Regional Seas Programme launched in 1974 to coordinate activities aimed at the protection of the marine environment through a regional approach.

UNEP/MAP was instrumental in the negotiation and adoption of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols by the Contracting Parties: 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union.

The UNEP/MAP–Barcelona Convention system is the comprehensive institutional, legal and implementation framework that the Contracting Parties have adopted for concerted action to fulfill the vision of a healthy Mediterranean Sea and Coast that underpin sustainable development in the region.

EMEA participates at the 23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 23)

Link to the UNEP/MAP website