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Towards a fully integrated marine and coastal management in the Mediterranean region
by IMELS/PNM (Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea Protection/General Directorate for the Protection of Land and Sea) (Government)
Contribution to a fully integrated marine and coastal management in the Mediterranean region with a particular focus on: 1) achievement of the Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean through the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach 2) adaptation to climate change 3) achievement of Aichi Target 11 4) implementation of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
December 2019
Development and strengthening of an effective Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs) management
December 2019
Enhancement of marine litter management through three work streams: 1) Fishing for Litter and Port Reception Facilities 2) initiatives to identify gaps and issues to better understand the issue of sea-based sources 3) assessment of marine litter hot spot at sea in areas close to selected SPAMIs, with a focus on developing a common methodology for hot spot accumulation assessment
December 2019
Creation of a Mediterranean Network of CAMP Projects (Coastal Area Management Projects) aimed to provide common approaches for Integrated Coastal Zone Management
December 2019
Promotion of governance tools for Blue Growth: Integrated Coastal Zone Management and other relevant tools, mainly through the drafting and development of a Regional Framework for ICZM
Financing (in USD)
417 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
In-kind contribution
in kind constribution
Basic information
Time-frame: September 2016 - December 2019
IMELS/PNM and UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Oliviero Montanaro, Head of Unit IV, Montanaro.oliviero@minambiente.it , +39 (0)657228487
Rome (Italy)
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