Help Shape the post-2020 Roadmap for Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas | 2-4 June 2021 | Online

02 June 2021 - 04 June 2021

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SPA/RAC, MedPAN, WWF, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and their partners invite you to participate in the Virtual Forum Sessions to be held online from 2 to 4 June 2021.

The Virtual Forum Sessions represent an essential step of the consultation process initiated in late 2020 with a widely circulated questionnaire and working groups. The Virtual Forum Sessions are an opportunity for the wider MPA community to build on previous exchanges to shape the post-2020 Roadmap for Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. The Roadmap will be finalised during the face-to face Forum from 29 November to 1st December in Monaco, if the health situation is favourable of course.

Registrations closed

You can consult the programme of the Virtual Forum Sessions below before registering. All sessions will have simultaneous translation between English and French.

We hope to be able to count on your participation and commitment in this inclusive and collaborative process for Mediterranean MPAs.


Opening Session

Wed 2 June 2021
09:00 – 10:00 UTC
11:00 – 12:00 CET
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The opening session will overview the situation and challenges of Mediterranean MPAs, as well as the ongoing process of developing the post-2020 Mediterranean MPA Roadmap in relation to the new Global Biodiversity Framework to be agreed on at CBD COP15. This opening session will also introduce the SMART methodology that will be used in the working sessions to collectively develop the operational recommendations of the Roadmap.

Working Sessions

Three Working Sessions on 2, 3 and 4 June 2021 will be dedicated to further develop a set of operational recommendations for the post-2020 Mediterranean MPA Roadmap. The recommendations will be thematically addressed based on the outcomes of the previous consultation phases.

Wed 2 June 2021
12:00 – 14:30 UTC
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WS1: Policy, Governance, Legislation and Enforcement
Thu 3 June 2021
12:00 – 14:30 UTC
14:00 – 16:30 CET
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WS2: Management, Knowledge, Capacity and Awareness
Fri 4 June 2021
12:00 – 14:00 UTC
14:00 – 16:00 CET
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WS3: Sustainable financing and other cross-cutting recommendations

Closing Session

Fri 4 June 2021
14:00 – 14:30 UTC
16:00 – 16:30 CET
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The closing session will conclude this stage of the process with a view to the next steps, and will discuss the aspects of the Roadmap that will be highlighted at the IUCN World Conservation Congress next September in Marseille.