MEDITERRANEAN COAST DAY
Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September) is a UNEP/MAP regional annual observance introduced under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Barcelona Convention.
PAP/RAC is the promoter of this important observance for the Mediterranean. From its initial focus on ICZM, Mediterranean Coast Day has evolved to embrace a broader range of themes pertaining to the health of coastal and marine ecosystems in the context of sustainable development
Ambassador for the Mediterranean Coast
Željka Škaričić awarded the Ambassador of the Coast 2021 Lefteris Arapakis at the the 22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP 22)
Let’s focus on urbanisation!
The Mediterranean is the most densely populated closed sea in the world. The total population of the Mediterranean countries grew from 276 million in 1970 to 512 million in 2018. It is predicted to grow by an additional 182 million inhabitants by 2050.
In 2019, the percentage of built-up areas has reached an astounding rate
MAP OF COAST DAY 2021 EVENTS