An infoday was organized in Lebanon early this month to present the EU-funded Co-Evolve4BG project.
Mr Hicham Abou Jaoudi, the project's technical coordinator, presented the objectives and activities of the project at the local level. He also presented the expected results of the project and the means of cooperation with the local community for developing sustainable tourism in the pilot areas of Tyr and Batroun.
The growth of tourism in the Mediterranean, especially in coastal areas, and the effects of climate change will continue to affect landscapes, soil and coasts stability/erosion, put pressure on species and water resources, and increase waste and pollution discharges into the sea. In this context, the Co-Evolve4BG project aims at analyzing and promoting the co-evolution of human activities and natural eco-systems in touristic coastal areas, towards sustainable development of tourist activities based on the principles of Integrated Coast Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), promoting at the same time Blue Growth in the Mediterranean. Co-Evolve4BG is part of a wider project, “Med Coast for Blue Growth” labelled by the 43 Countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.