The Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (MedPartnership) is a collective effort of leading environmental institutions and organizations together with countries sharing the Mediterranean Sea to address the main environmental challenges that Mediterranean marine and coastal ecosystems face.
The MedPartnership is being led by the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and is financially supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and other donors, including the European Commission and all participating countries.
The MedPartnership catalyzes action to create an enabling environment for the necessary policy, legal and institutional reforms in the partner countries, as well as investments, to:
- improve environmental conditions of pollution and biodiversity hotspots and other priority areas under stress;
- promote the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources through integrated approaches;
- reduce pollution from land-based sources;
- enhance the protection of ‘critical’ habitats and species;
- integrate climate considerations into national marine and coastal planning.
The MedPartnership’s 78 demonstration projects and the promotion and replication of good practices will maximize impact and ensure the sustainability of the project beyond its lifespan.
The Project is being carried out in the following GEF eligible countries:
Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.