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Friday 24th of November 2017

Maritime Museum, Barcelona

Simultaneous translation into French/Catalan/Spanish/English will be provided.

Free admission previous registration form

9h30—10h00 Opening and Welcome

  • Frederic Ximeno, Commissioner of Ecology, Barcelona City Council
  • Josep Ferrer, Director, European Institute of the Mediterranean
  • Maren Siemers, Official of the European Commission
  • Jérémie Fosse, President, eco-union

10h-11h30 Sharing the Mediterranean: A sea of challenges - Debate on the governance of the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean is suffering multiple, complex and inter-connected crisis that put into danger its future. What are the instruments, regulations and stakeholders necessary for a better governance of our common sea?

  •  Najib Saab, Secretary general, Arab Forum for Environment and Development
  •  Miguel García-Herraiz, Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
  •  Ellen Lemaitre-Curri, Director, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP
  •  Rafael Sardà Borroy, Senior Scientist of the National Council of Research CEAB – CSIC
  •  Moderador: Antonio Troya, Director, IUCN – Mediterranean

11h30-12h: Coffee break and networking

Networking and coffee break in Maritime Museum restaurant area (No catering included)

12h00-13h30 Preserving the Mediterranean: Diving into trouble waters - Debate on marine litter and circular economy

The Mediterranean Sea is getting increasing polluted by land and marine litter. How waste policies, Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns and the so-called Circular Economy can reduce environmental pressures, improve our life quality and create jobs at the same time?

  •  Carmen Morales, Professor, Universidad de Cádiz (UCA)
  •  Emma Priestland, Seas at Risk
  •  Mamoun Ghallab, representative, Break Free from Plastic – Mediterranean
  •  Ignasi Mateo Rodriguez, Project Manager, (SCP/RAC)
  •  Sara Güemes Santos, LIBERA Project coordinator, SEO/BirdLife & Ecoembes

Moderador: Ignasi Puig, Director, ENT

13h30-15h00: Lunch

Lunch in Maritime Museum restaurant area (No catering included)

15h-17h: Participative Workshop facing marine Litter issues in the Mediterranean area: Barcelona Commitment

Toward next COP20 for the Barcelona Convention the Mediterranean institutions and NGOs outline the Barcelona Commitment facing marine litter in the Mediterranean area for 2025.

  • Moderador and workshop facilitator: Vanessa Sarah Salvo, Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation Europe Spain Delegation

Organized by Surfrider Foundation Europe and ENT Foundation 

17:00-17:30 Exchange of experiences and information: best practices

  • Borja Lafuente: CSR Manager Danone/Lanjaron  
  • Antonio Guillem: Projects coordinator, Fundación Global Nature 
  • Raquel Palomeque Camacho: Jefa Área de proyectos europeos y LIFE Fundación Biodiversidad
  • Giuliano Petroni and Emanuele Troli: Blue Packaging 

17h30-18h00: Conclusions from the workshops and final closing

  • eco-union
  • ENT Foundation
  • Surfrider Foundation Europe

18h-19h: Presentation of the book “Nature & Sustainability in the Mediterranean” (IEMed & e-u)

  •  Maria-Àngels Roquedirector for Mediterranean cultures, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED)
  •  Jérémie Fossepresident, eco-union
  •  Najib Saab, Secretary general, Arab Forum for Environment and Development