Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


UNEP/MAP Barcelona Convention Secretariat

Expert(s) : Gaetano Leone, Tatjana Hema and Ilias Mavroeidis
Athens, Greece
Type of member : Inter-governmental
Sea basin :
  • Mediterranean Sea
Topics :
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
Main activities :
  • Marine Science-Policy
The MAP/Barcelona Convention is a UN multilateral environmental agreement that provides the context in which the 21 coastal countries of the Mediterranean and the EU cooperate for the protection of the marine and coastal environment of the Mediterranean, as a contribution to the sustainable development of the region. The execution of the mandate and programmes of the MAP-Barcelona Convention system is structured around seven Protocols and driven by environmental assessments developed over more than 40 years of collective work with Contracting Parties and Partners, in the framework of a robust and mature institutional, legal and operational framework.