Protecting the planet 

by struggling against triple waste

- Sharing knowledge and defending traditional knowhow.
- Managing natural resources and energy (water, soil, forests, energy, biodiversity, sea…).
- Reducing agricultural losses and food waste throughout food chains.

Mediterra 2016 on Zero Waste in the Mediterranean

Zero Waste in the Mediterranean: Natural Resources, Food and Knowledge


  The 2016 FAO-CIHEAM joint edition of Mediterra  offers an innovative and prospective approach on the  issues of triple waste reduction including agricultural  losses, waste of natural resources and waste of  knowledge and knowhow. This Report features a  collection of shared expertise and local experiences in  the Mediterranean region. It provides the keys to  understanding and presents solutions for action  targeting policy-makers, development operators,  professionals and researchers.


Agriculture and food security are two major global challenges. Situated at the heart of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they raise several strategic issues for countries and international cooperation. ‘Produce more and better’, such is the equation to help address the challenges related to population growth, changing consumption patterns and scarcity of natural and financial resources. In this context, the reduction of agricultural losses and food waste has become a priority.

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UfM, Key Players' Perspective on Climate Change in the Mediterranean

In the framework of the COP22 in Marrakech, high-level personalities including the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, President of the Energy Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of UfM Samir Mourad, President of the Scientific Committee of COP22 Nizar Baraka and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, discussed the benefits that low carbon development could bring for the stability of the region.
On this occasion, the publication of the Union for the Mediterranean entitled "Key Players' Perspective on Climate Change in the Mediterranean" was presented.