Tunisia, Lebanon : EU-funded COMMON project launched to combat marine litter

December 18, 2019
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The Council Hall of the Municipality of Grosseto, in Italy, hosted the presentation of COMMON (COastal Management and Monitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea), a Euro-Mediterranean project funded by the EU under the ENI CBC Med programme.

The Tuscan Maremma is one of the 5 pilot areas that – together with Salento, Kuriat Islands and Monastir in Tunisia and the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve in Lebanon – will represent a real laboratory to identify strategies to reduce the problem of waste in the marine and coastal environment. Three years will be necessary to work on a management line and to propose it to the other countries as a replicable model across the Mediterranean, a participatory approach that will involve local communities, in order to improve urban waste management and encourage local public authorities to adopt Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plans to reduce marine litter.

The first step is planned in February 2020 with the preliminary meeting that will identify priorities and upcoming events.


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ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon
  • Tunisia