Paris, June 5, 2018 : Conference "Environment and development in the Mediterranean yesterday, today and tomorrow" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Plan Bleu
Plan Bleu and Association Serge Antoine will hold on 5th June in Paris a study day connecting forty years of reflections and actions for sustainable development in the Mediterranean region to the perception of this area current and futures challenges.
This day is organised with the support of the Comité d'histoire of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the “Conseil général de l’agriculture et de l’Alimentation” (CGAAER) and the IPEMED.
In the first session, French and foreigners speakers will come back on Plan Bleu’s establishment – on Serge Antoine’s initiative – and its works in such areas as prospective and environmental reporting, which gave it its legitimacy.
During a second part, this region’s possible futures will be presented under a prospective approach, with a final round-table gathering Mediterranean experts and decision-makers. Jean-Louis GUIGOU, President of IPEMED, will take part in this session.
This will be the occasion for Plan Bleu to present a new and ambitious prospective exercise, namely MED 2050, endorsed by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and aimed at mobilizing Southern and Northern decision-makers and stakeholders by going beyond geographic and institutional boundaries. These works will be carried on in the next four years. They will be based on dialogues, partnerships and shared visions on this sensitive region’s desirable or preferable futures.