LOGO COAST DAY 2

25 September 2021

The Mediterranean needs you. If you put a seashell to your ear you will hear it calling

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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

Time to draw a line in the sand: A reflection for healthier Mediterranean coasts

Organized by PAP/RAC, this reflection was held on this special occasion on the 27 September from 09 to 11 am (CEST). Two crucial and connected issues were addressed: coastal urbanisation and tourism in the prism of the post Covid era.

The objectives of the webinar were to present the latest development related to burning issues in the Mediterranean: coastal urbanisation and tourism in the context of changing climate; and to present pathways to promote sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean and to address multiple challenges in a (post-) covid era.

If you would like to see the video of the webinar, please go to the following link

Ambassador for the Mediterranean Coast

Lefteris Arapakis
is the new Ambassador for the Mediterranean Coast 2021

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING MEDITERRANEAN COAST DAY

Burning issue

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