High-level conference in Istanbul on the Mediterranean marine and coastal environment

Leading policy-makers from 21 Mediterranean countries as well as the European Union will meet in Istanbul on 3-6 December 2013 to discuss the state of their shared marine and coastal environment and make policy decisions to ensure a healthy and productive Mediterranean.

The Eighteenth Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of Mediterranean and its Protocols (CoP18) will review the progress achieved during 2012-2013 and decide on future actions of significance to the marine and coastal environment and the promotion of sustainable development in the Mediterranean region.

The meeting will include a Ministerial conference on “Environment-friendly cities”. Ministers from Mediterranean countries are expected to discuss effective strategies implemented at the regional, national, and local levels, that address pressures on the Mediterranean environment from coastal urban populations.

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