Monday, Jun 08 2015
The Conference Socio-economic benefits of the coastal and marine protected spaces in the Mediterranean : what impacts for the sustainable development of the territory is organized by MedPAN, LAMETA - Montpellier 1 University, RAC/SPA, Tour du Valat, Port-Cros national Park, Calanques national Park, Camargue Regional natural Park, MedWet, Blue Plan, Office de l'Environnement de la Corse, Agence des Aires Marines Protégées, WWF, City of Marseilles, Conservatoire du Littoral. With the financial support of the French GEF, the PACA Region, the MAVA Foundation and MedWet.
The event will bring together decision makers, economic stakeholders, protected areas managers, representatives of civil society and scientists from several countries around the Mediterranean.
It will be held on Wednesday 24 June 2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille. The conference will be preceded by a sea trip in the Calanques National Park on Tuesday 23 June in the morning.
The conference will bring to light the socio-economic benefits of coastal and marine protected spaces (Marine Protected Areas and Wetlands in particular), to ensure that they are better integrated into public and private decision making for the sustainable development of territories.
Testimonies, case studies, panel discussions, group discussions and exhibitions will highlight different knowledge, experiences, tools, perspectives and common challenges.
For more information on how to register and the full programme, please click here.