Tools and Initiatives to promote a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean. Side-Event at COP28

Portorož, Slovenia, December 6th 2023 from 1 to 3 PM.

Blue Tourism Initiative’s partners are thrilled to invite you to the side event on Blue Economy. The event will be held during the23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (COP23), at the Hotel Grand Bernardin – Room Mediteranea – in Portorož (Slovenia) on December 6th, 2023 from 1 to 3 PM

The side event will provide space for exchange and dialogue on the tools and initiatives to promote a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean region. It will bring different perspectives to promote a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean. Our lead partners, IDDRI, and eco-union, take center stage presenting the project and offering insights into the current state and future evolution of blue tourism, sharing some highlights from our report «Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: trends, challenges, and policy pathways».
Our partner, IUCN, will share insights from their ongoing regional diagnosis for the tourism sector in the Mediterranean region. 

We are delighted to collaborate with PAP/RAC and Plan Bleu/RAC, who will present the opportunities and challenges for Marine Spatial Planning in the Mediterranean marine region. The focus will be on Slovenian MSP, presented by the Slovenian Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning. In addition, Fispmed will discuss blue economy governance mechanisms, and Marevivo will present awareness-building actions on ecological transition. 

The event will feature an interactive space with speed presentations and roundtable discussions.  It will also count on the special contributions of Mitja Bricelj, Slovenian MAP Focal Point, Slovenian Ministry for Natural Resources and Spatial Planning, and Anne-France Didier, Chairwoman of MCSD, French Ministry of the Sea.

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