News

Type: Opinion

Showing 1 - 5 of 5

5 results found

Opinion
EDITORIAL By Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, UNEP/MAP—Barcelona Convention Secretariat The last time I wrote for MED-NEWS, our MAP system newsletter, COVID-19 was still rising on the horizon as an unprecedented global threat. We are now beginning to come to terms with the hefty toll that the pandemic has taken through loss of life, human suffering and massive economic disruptions in our region.
Opinion
In response to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, Mediterranean countries are in the process of introducing policy, measures and stimulus packages to support recovery. Millions of jobs are on the line and according to initial estimates, lockdowns aiming to weather the pandemic will have already knocked several percentage points off national income. Yet despite the trail of destruction that COVID-19 is leaving in its wake, the region must seize a historic opportunity to build back better.
Opinion
Article by Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, UN Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan - Barcelona Convention Secretariat Words matter, especially when they are committed to paper at the intergovernmental meeting of ministers and senior officials representing 21 Mediterranean countries and the European Union.
Opinion
The UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan system will mark World Oceans Day, which aims at raising awareness about the crucial role that the oceans play in poverty eradication, global food security, human health, economic development and the global response to climate change.

Showing 1 - 5 of 5