October 2020

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  Sustaining the Future of the Mediterranean

Quote of the Month

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”  

>>Ralph Waldo Emerson

اقتباس الشهر

 

لو أصغت الطبيعة إلى مواعظنا في القناعة، لما جرى فيها نهر إلى البحر، ولما تحول شتاء إلى ربيع، ولو أصغت إلى كل نصائحنا في وجوب الاقتصاد، فكم كان بيننا الذين يتنشقون الهواء. 

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We’re less than a week away from our first fully-online AMWAJ Forum

Discover the journalists, industry experts, and policy-makers who will join us for 2 panel discussion to share their insights and knowledge on water and energy innovations and cooperation around the Mediterranean. AMWAJ Forum Live will be multi-lingual (Arabic, French, English) and hosted by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). We are delighted to partner again with the UfM and happy to include top quality media partners. 

Finally, we’d like to inform you that we have partnered with theOtherDada and SUGi project for a tree planting activity around the Beirut river – your donations will help make #BeirutRiverForest thrive again!

This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Join us for the thrid edition of AMWAJ Forum, the biennial conference on water and energy in the Mediterranean. It will serve as a platform for media, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and civil society from around the Mediterranean to collaborate and exchange around these key regional topics.
Register today for #AMWAJLive

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Tayyarat

Guardians of Water 

Khaled Suleiman, an environmental journalist and writer, tells the story of how a blackberry tree defined his relationship with water and the ecosystem.  

Suleiman highlights the impact of climate change on water scarcity in Kurdistan (Iraq).

Writer: Khaled Suleiman 

Read the full piece

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Made in the Mediterranean

Meet our REVOLVE Mediterraneo team!

Established in 2018, REVOLVE Mediterraneo is registered as a non-profit in Barcelona, Spain. We play a major role in integrating and connecting regions, ideas and projects through our own initiatives and leading research and innovation projects.

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Opportunities4You

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is looking for a programme officer

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is a regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO) established under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. Its objective is to promote the conservation and appropriate management of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The deadline to submit your application is 27 October.

Apply now

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Opportunities4You

MedWet is launching a call for projects

On 2nd February every year, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day to raise public awareness of the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet. To celebrate this important day, events are organised across the world.

As part of its project funded by the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), the MedWet Initiative is launching a call for projects to provide a financial boost for Mediterranean actors to create awareness and educational programmes within the framework of the World Wetlands Day 2021

The deadline to submit your application is on 10 November.

Apply now

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Events4You

Tree Planting Activity in Beirut, Lebanon  

Participate in bringing biodiversity into the capital of Lebanon! The 3rd edition of AMWAJ Forum was planned to be held in Beirut, though will now be held online due to COVID-19. Despite these challenges, we will plant trees along the Beirut River – contribute to bringing back nature to Beirut today!

Donate now

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Must Read

Forest and tree resources assessment in Lebanon

This autumn, the global policy agenda for our ocean kicks into high gear. As world leaders convene to agree on actions for emissions reductions and biodiversity restoration as part of a wider green recovery, the European Union must turn failed promises into tangible actions. A key tool which decision makers already hold in hand is effective marine protection, as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are shown to improve the climate and biodiversity crises.

Read More

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Must Explore

Martime Protected Areas (MPAs)

Less than 3% of the ocean is effectively protected, yet we must protect at least 30% to safeguard marine biodiversity and build ocean resilience.

The Marine Protection Atlas brings together the best available information on marine protection around the world, so that the marine conservation community can work together to protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.

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