We are involved in 2 pillars of the Forum: Culture and Heritage and Environment, biodiversity and sustainable development
From February 4 to 8, Olympia Markoulaki, Chef at the CIHEAM Chania Institute, will be in residence in the restaurant La République, and she will prepare a Mediterranean menu with Chef Sébastien Richard.
Several meetings will be organized with chefs from the region, and debates will take place on Mediterranean food (training and transmission).
Monday 7 February - 4:00 p.m.: Management of marine strong protection zones (ZPF) with the intervention of Bernardo Basurco (CIHEAM Zaragoza) on the blue economy and marine area management issues.
In 2020, 8.33% of the Mediterranean Sea is designated as a marine protected area. However, 97.33% of the total surface of the Mediterranean under protection status is located in the waters of EU member countries and the cumulative surface of areas prohibited to fishing or extraction activities represents only 0, 04% of the Mediterranean. We need more strong protection in the Mediterranean for a better resilience of the marine environment, the large-scale restoration of natural ecosystems, the recovery of fish stocks, and the mitigation of the impacts of climate change, as well as for economic benefits and for the well-being of Mediterranean people. The 2020 objective of having 2% full protection in the Mediterranean has not been achieved and the European Union is now committed to an objective of 10% strong protection in 2030.
Tuesday 8 February 12 p.m.: Sustainable agriculture and forests in the Mediterranean co-organised by Elen Lemaitre Curri (CIHEAM Montpellier) and Alain Chaudron (AIFM).
Under the combined effect of climate change, population growth and changing consumer demand, agricultural and forestry systems in Mediterranean countries must transform to remain resilient. This workshop will briefly introduce four major basin issues and illustrate the possible transitions towards greater sustainability through solutions that are proven in the field.
- Transform agricultural systems to adapt to climate change.
- Restore forests and ecosystems, a guarantee of sustainability.
- Transform food systems to restore nutritional balance.
- Share market information to prevent crises.
The workshop will take the interactive form of dialogues, alternating brief framing on each issue, concrete illustration of a solution for the future and exchanges with the audience.