Supporting transboundary dialogue on Marine Spatial Planning towards a sustainable blue economy for the Western Mediterranean

MSPglobal, IOC-UNESCO
Publicado: 06 Agosto 2021
Última edición: 02 Noviembre 2021
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Summary

This solution is part of the MSPglobal Initiative, designed to support the “Joint Roadmap to accelerate Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide (MSProadmap)”, adopted by IOC-UNESCO and the European Commission and in line with the SDG 14 of the 2030 Agenda.

 

More specifically, this solution aimed to assist its beneficiary countries in generating approaches, tools and actions at transboundary level to contribute to coherent MSP plans in the Western Mediterranean. 

 

The Western Mediterranean is under intense pressures deriving from increasing coastal development and maritime activities. Therefore, MSP and sustainable blue economy are crucial policies to address these challenges. Institutional capacities were reinforced, technical tools were developed, and transboundary dialogue was coordinated, resulting in a regional roadmap for transboundary MSP and sustainable blue economy.

 

MSPglobal was co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union.

Classifications

Region
Europa Occidental y del Sur
África del Norte
Scale of implementation
Local
Multinacional
Nacional
Subnacional
Ecosystem
Arrecife rocoso / orilla rocosa
Arrecifes coralinos
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Estuarios
Lagune
Mar abierto
Mar abierto
Marisma salina
Montaña submarine / dorsal oceánica
Playa
Pradera marina
Theme
Adaptación al cambio climático
Comunicación y divulgación
Conectividad / conservación transfronteriza
Manejo espacial de la zona marino-costera
Marco legal y normativo
Medios de vida sostenibles
Pesca y acuicultura
Servicios ecosistémicos
Turismo
Challenges
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Usos conflictivos / impactos acumulativos
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Contaminación (incluida la eutrofización y la basura)
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Falta de capacidad técnica
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Sustainable development goals
ODS 1 - Fin de la pobreza
ODS 2 - Hambre cero
ODS 3 - Salud y bienestar
ODS 4 - Educación de calidad
ODS 5 - Igualidad de género
ODS 6 - Agua limpia y saneamiento
ODS 7 - Energía asequible y no contaminante
ODS 8 - Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
ODS 9 - Industria, innovacióne e infraestructura
ODS 10- Reducción de las desigualidades
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 12 - Producción y consumo responsables
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 14 - Vida submarina
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
ODS 16 - Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
ODS 17 - Alianzas para lograr los objetivos

Ubicación

Spain
France
Italy
Malta
Tunisia
Algeria
Morocco

Challenges

  • Increasing number of maritime uses and conflicts 

  • Increasing need and demand to improve coastal and marine conservation 

  • Lack of policies on MSP and/or sustainable blue economy in some of the beneficiary countries

  • Lack of capacity on MSP among some governmental institutions and other stakeholders

  • Lack of regional coordination between EU and non-EU Member States towards coherent MSP plans across maritime borders

Beneficiaries

  • Representatives of governmental institutions involved in institutional discussions about MSP from the 7 beneficiary countries

  • Other stakeholders (e.g., maritime users and researchers) that had the opportunity to engage in capacity development activities

¿ Cómo interactúan los building blocks en la solución?

The key objectives of this solution were to “strengthen stakeholders’ capacities” (BB2) on MSP and sustainable blue economy in the four beneficiary countries, as well as to “support the development of institutional recommendations at regional scale” (BB6). In order to support the transboundary dialogue from a technical perspective, reports on “current conditions of the marine environment and maritime uses” (BB3) and “scenarios for MSP and sustainable blue economy” (BB4) were developed. Based on this, it was decided to “showcase the key results through a simplified and interactive storytelling tool” (BB5), easily accessible and understood by stakeholders. Everything was done based on engagement activities that required adequate “planning, reporting and monitoring stakeholder participation and communication” (BB1).

Impacts

  • Increased awareness among different stakeholders about the relevance of marine policies such as MSP and sustainable blue economy

  • Increased stakeholders’ capacities to develop and implement MSP plans and sustainable blue economy strategies at national level

  • Knowledge-based transboundary dialogue built on technical tools (reports and user-friendly storytelling tool) 

  • Agreed regional recommendations on MSP and sustainable blue economy

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MSPglobal Initiative Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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MSPglobal Initiative