The MedPartnership focuses on priority actions identified by the signatory countries to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) in two Strategic Action Programmes (SAPs). These respectively aim to(a) reduce land-based sources of marine pollution > SAP-MED
(b) protect biodiversity, living resources and their habitats > SAP-BIO
The Investment Fund, led by the World Bank and co-financed by the GEF aims to accelerate the transboundary pollution reduction, improve water resources management, and biodiversity conservation measures in priority hotspots (locations with high pollution or degradation levels) around the Mediterranean Sea.
The Regional Project has four components: Component 1: Integrated approaches for the implementation of the SAPs and NAPs: ICZM, IWRM and management of coastal aquifer: coordination of activities, joint outputs. Component 2: Pollution from land based activities, including Persistent Organic Pollutants: Implementation of SAP-MED. Component 3: Conservation of biological diversity: Implementation of SAP BIO and related NAPs. Component 4: Project Co-ordination, Replication and Communication Strategies, Management and M&E