Results and achievements of the of the GEF Adriatic project
GEF Adriatic is the first project within the UNEP/MAP system to have demonstrated the integration of an ecosystem approach in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). Using this approach, conservation measures, remediation initiatives and development activities in marine areas can be carried out adhering to a coherent strategy. This helps planners and policy makers to support a sustainable blue economy and, at the same time, improve the well-being of the marine environment towards the achievement of the Good Environmental Status (GES). GEF Adriatic is also the first project within the UNEP/MAP system to have demonstrated how to apply an ecosystem approach in managing marine resources of the Adriatic Sea, in a fully integrated manner. The project is a pioneer in the full application of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP): from scientific research and data management, through integrated assessments and policy frameworks for the integrated monitoring, to the proposal of joint actions needed to achieve and sustain GES.
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