CBD COP11: Protecting the Mediterranean in times of austerity

Puri Canals, president MedPAN, interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 11/10/2012 – Puri Canals, president Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) discusses the work being done to protect the Mediterranean Sea. With large numbers of tourists and 30% of global oil shipping traffic passing through, it is under severe stress.

Canals says while progress is being made, more urgency is needed from governments.

“The interest is their in terms of words, in terms of investment its not so clear,” she says.