In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identifying 17 priority development objectives. The CIHEAM is committed to meeting these objectives in the Mediterranean and has therefore developed the CIHEAM Action Plan for the Mediterranean (CAPMED2025) and CIHEAM Strategic Agenda 2025. The core missions of this Strategic Agenda : protection of the planet, access to food for all, insclusive development and prevention of crises.
In this publication the CIHEAM focuses on food security, the resilience of agriculture to climate change and multilateral partnerships.
The year 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration which gave birth to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership that was intented as a political, economic and sociocultural partnership between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours. Twenty years later, the strategic situation in the region has changed and multilateral cooperation has been put aside.
Nevertheless, access to natural resources and food (water, land, health, biodiversity) remain at the heart of the debate. This book analyses the socio-economic potential of the agricultural and fisheries sectors, our eating habits and our social and environmental responsibility (articles in French and English).