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Implementation of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) principles and practices in the ENP South region - ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism
by UN Environment / Mediterranean Action Plan - Barcelona Convention Secretariat (United Nations entity)
The specific objective of the action is to improve the availability and access to relevant environmental information to the benefit of effective and knowledge-based policy making in the ENP South region.

Projects specific activities executed by UN Environment/MAP aim at supporting regional reporting through established and regular national data flows based on common requirements, ensuring coherence and harmonization as well as policy relevance and uptake of the reported information in support of better environmental governance. They are structured around six work packages (in country support; indicators and assessments; data and statistics; infrastructure and data management; visibility and communication; and coordination and management) and four thematic clusters (water; waste; industrial emissions; cross-cutting issues).

Project implementation ensures close synergies with a number of relevant parallel policies and activities in the framework of the Barcelona Convention, including the implementation of updated National Action Plans (NAPs)/Programmes of Measures (PoM), implementation of the MAP Ecosystem Approach and Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programmes (IMAP) as well as the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD).
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
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
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
The H2020 indicator set is stabilised, refined and coordinated with other indicators processes in order to serve multiple purposes and to ensure that progress towards achieving the H2020 objectives is properly measured, while also contributing to assessing compliance with commitments under the Barcelona Convention.
The in-country processes for organising the sharing of the data sets underlying the H2020 indicators are stabilised.
The infrastructure for reporting offered by the EEA and UN Environment/MAP Reporting Network is more widely used.
Indicator-based H2020 report(s) and assessments are produced in line with good practice adopted by the EU.
Financing (in USD)
2,017,937 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 September - 2019 December
Components of UN Environment / Mediterranean Action Plan (CU-MED POL, Plan Bleu, INFO/RAC), in close collaboration with the European Environment Agency (EEA)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia
Contact information
Julien Le Tellier , Programme Management Officer, Socio-Economic Affairs, UN Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan Coordinating Unit , julien.letellier@un.org, + 30 210 7273133
Athens, Greece
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