Welcome to the Plenary consultation on the draft Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) elaborated by the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) Online Conference Dashboard

The Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC) are an independent network of scientists, founded in 2015. MedECC assesses the best available scientific knowledge on climate and environmental change and associated risks in the Mediterranean Basin in order to render it accessible to policymakers, stakeholders, and citizens. All scientific members contribute to individual capacity and without financial compensation. MedECC scientists are based in 35 countries, including 19 countries registered as Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention).

MedECC prepares a First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) on the current state of play and expected risks of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean Basin. The report includes a Summary for Policymakers (SPM), which comprises the key messages of the MAR1. The first draft of MAR1 had been prepared in 2019 and underwent peer review by the scientific community. The consultation with policy-makers, governments, decision-makers and stakeholders on the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of MAR1 was launched in April 2020 and ended on 30 June 2020.

The particular aim of the plenary consultation is to ascertain that MAR1 findings, as presented in the SPM, are fully comprehensible and unambiguous and that the remarks from the online consultation have been well integrated.

The draft report and the SPM should under no circumstances be distributed outside the participants of the plenary discussion and their institutions. They must not be shared, reproduced nor quoted in any way. They must not be made publicly available by any means.

For any questions about the MedECC process, please consult the network website https://www.medecc.org/ or the MedECC Secretariat: marini@medecc.org.


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How does it work?

How to join the plenary room?

Below you will find the plenary room and the document streaming link. The plenary room is dedicated to discussions and the streaming link allows you to see the discussed document, so we kindly ask you to open both of them during the meeting. Each participant will be able to join these areas by simply clicking on the corresponding button.

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The plenary consultation will start on September 22nd at 9 AM (CEST, Central European Summer Time)








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Online conference program

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Online conference code of conduct

Code of conduct

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Online conference advices and best practice

Process of participation

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