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Thematic regional strategies and action plans

Thematic strategies and action plans are devised with a view to underpinning the implementation of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols.

Pollution

  • Strategic Action Programme to Address Pollution from Land-based Activities (SAP MED) (1997)
  • Mediterranean Offshore Protocol Action Plan (Decision IG. 22/3 - 2016)
  • Regional Plan on reduction of input of BOD by 50% by 2010 from industrial sources for the Mediterranean region (2003)
  • Strategic framework on marine litter management (Decision IG.20/10 - 2012)
  • Regional Plan for the reduction by 20% by 2010 of the generation of hazardous wastes from industrial installations for the Mediterranean region (2003)
  • Plan for the management of hazardous waste, including inventory of hazardous waste in the Mediterranean region (2003)
  • Plan for the management of PCBs waste and nine pesticides for the Mediterranean Region (2003)

Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity Protocol

  • Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity (SAP BIO) in the Mediterranean Region (2003)
  • Regional Working Programme for the Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea including the High Sea (Decision IG.19/13 - 2009)
  • Roadmap for a comprehensive, coherent network of well managed network of Marine Protected Areas to Achieve Aichi Target 11 in the Mediterranean (Decision IG.22/13 -2016)
  • Regional Strategy for the Conservation of Mediterranean Monk Seal (First adoption: Decision IG.21/4 - 2013; Last update: Decision IG.24/7 - 2019)
  • Action Plan for the management of the Monk Seal in the Mediterranean (1987)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of Mediterranean Marine Turtles (First adoption: 1989 ; Last update: Decision IG.24/7 - 2019)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of Cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea (First adoption: 1991; Last update: Decision IG.22/12 - 2016)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of Marine Vegetation in the Mediterranean Sea (First adoption: 1999; Last update: Decision IG.24/7 - 2019)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichtyans) in the Mediterranean Sea (First adoption: 2003; Last update: Decision IG.24/7 - 2019)
  • Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine and Coastal Bird Species listed in Annex II to the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (First adoption: 2003; Last update: Decision IG.23/8 - 2017)
  • Action Plan concerning Species Introductions and Invasive Species in the Mediterranean Sea (First adoption: 2003; Last update: Decision IG.22/12 - 2016)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of the Coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea (First adoption: Decision IG.17/15 - 2008; Last update: Decision IG.22/12 - 2016)
  • Action Plan for the conservation of habitats and species associated with seamounts, underwater caves and canyons, aphotic hard beds and chemo-synthetic phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea (Dark habitats) (Decision IG.21/4 - 2013)

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Climate Change adaptation

  • Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework for the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas (Decision IG.22/6 - 2016)