Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions


Name of initiative Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions 
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 1973
End year
Secretariat Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), Rond-Point Schuman 14, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgique, Phone: +32 2 612 17 00, Email:

Tom Harrison,

Organisational structure There is a General Assembly for all the Member Regions that are members of the initiative which convene annually. They adopt the Conference's policy guidelines and budget. In addition, the college of member regions from each country nominates one of their number as a representative to the Political Bureau, as well as a substitute member. They have a two-year term. The Political Bureau meets twice a year. It proposes policy guidelines for the Conference and implements the decisions adopted by the General Assembly.The President and Vice-Presidents can meet in an "Executive Board" meeting if necessary.
Geographical coverage Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description Launched in 1973, the collaboration platform is led by the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), which implements a wide array of policies and initiatives as an important contribution to the fight against climate change. They also involve concrete initiatives in the field of adaptation in many coastal regions and are key to drive effective adaptation of the concerned regions to climate change.

The CPMR also insists on effective multi-level governance in the implementation of the COP21 climate agreement, in which regions have a key role to play. A bottom-up approach with regional plans for CO2 emissions reduction and adaptation that feed into the National plans can improve accuracy of data and credibility of plans.

Objectives Reducing greenhouse gas emissions;

Developing new, more sustainable energy solutions; Facilitating whenever possible maritime energy production technologies, setting the example of an industrial model paradigm shift by boosting a low carbon and circular economy; Adapting to climate change in continuation of the Mexico Pact.

Activities Development of coastal data (at the initiative of the regions, in collaboration with national bodies with expertise in this area), and networking of regional observatories at sea-basin level;

Development of expertise of coastal erosion, and on technical ways to deal with it; Development of specific strategies for Integrated Coastal management.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Advocacy
Comments on indicators and goals Works as a think tank.
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Participants Number Names
Members 160  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 160 SHKODER (Albania),  TIRANA (Albania),  WEST-VLAANDEREN (Belgium),  BURGAS (Bulgaria),  VARNA (Bulgaria),  BORNHOLM (Denmark),  MIDTJYLLAND (Denmark),  NORDJYLLAND (Denmark),  SYDDANMARK (Denmark),  HELSINKI-UUSIMAA (Finland),  KYMENLAAKSO (Finland),  OSTROBOTHNIA (Finland),  OULU (Finland),  PÄIJAT-HÄME (Finland),  SATAKUNTA (Finland),  SOUTHWEST FINLAND (Finland),  BRETAGNE (France),  CORSE (France),  GUADELOUPE (France),  GUYANE (France),  HAUTS-DE-France (France),  LA REUNION (France),  MARTINIQUE (France),  MAYOTTE (France),  NORMANDIE (France),  NOUVELLE AQUITAINE (France),  OCCITANIE (France),  PAYS DE LA LOIRE (France),  POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE (France),  SUD PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR (France),  SAINT-MARTIN (France),  BREMEN (Germany),  MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Germany),  NIEDERSACHSEN (Germany),  SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN (Germany),  ANATOLIKI MAKEDONIA KAI THRAKI (Greece),  ATTIKI (Greece),  DYTIKI ELLADA (Greece),  IONIA NISIA (Greece),  Crete (Greece),  South Aegean (Greece),  Thessaly (Greece),  Peloponnese (Greece),  Central Greece (Greece),  North Aegean)(Greece),  DONEGAL (Ireland),  ABRUZZO (Italy),  CALABRIA (Italy),  CAMPANIA (Italy),  EMILIA-ROMAGNA (Italy),  LAZIO (Italy),  LIGURIA (Italy),  MARCHE (Italy),  MOLISE (Italy),  PUGLIA (Italy),  SARDEGNA (Italy),  SICILIA (Italy),  TOSCANA (Italy),  UMBRIA (Italy),  VENETO (Italy),  GOZO (Malta),  ANENII NOI (Moldova),  BASARABEASCA (Moldova),  BRICENI (Moldova),  CANTEMIR (Moldova),  CIMISLIA (Moldova),  CRIULENI (Moldova),  DROCHIA (Moldova),  FALESTI (Moldova),  FLORESTI (Moldova),  GAGAUZIA (Moldova),  GLODENI (Moldova),  IALOVENI (Moldova),  LEOVA (Moldova),  NISPORENI (Moldova),  ORHEI (Moldova),  REZINA (Moldova),  RISCANI (Moldova),  SINGEREI (Moldova),  SOLDANESTI (Moldova),  STEFAN VODA (Moldova),  STRASENI (Moldova),  TELENESTI (Moldova),  DAKHLA-OUED ED DAHAB (Morocco),  LAÂYOUNE-SAKIA EL HAMRA (Morocco),  L'ORIENTAL (Morocco),  MARRAKECH-SAFI (Morocco),  RABAT-SALÉ-KÉNITRA (Morocco),  TANGER-TÉTOUAN-AL HOCEÏMA (Morocco),  AUST AGDER (Norway),  BUSKERUD (Norway),  HORDALAND (Norway),  MØRE OG ROMSDAL (Norway),  ØSTFOLD (Norway),  ROGALAND (Norway),  SOGN OG FJORDANE (Norway),  TELEMARK (Norway),  TRØNDELAG (Norway),  VEST-AGDER (Norway),  VESTFOLD (Norway),  PODLASKIE (Poland),  AÇORES (Portugal),  CCDR DO ALENTEJO (Portugal),  CCDR DO CENTRO (Portugal),  CCDR DO LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO (Portugal),  CCDR DO NORTE (Portugal),  MADEIRA (Portugal),  CALARASI (Romania),  GALATI (Romania),  TULCEA (Romania),  VALCEA (Romania),  BALEARES (Spain),  GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA (Spain),  GENERALITAT VALENCIANA (Spain),  GOBIERNO DE ARAGÓN (Spain),  GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS (Spain),  GOBIERNO DE CANTABRIA (Spain),  GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA (Spain),  GOBIERNO VASCO (Spain),  JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA (Spain),  MELILLA (Spain),  MURCIA (Spain),  PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS (Spain),  XUNTA DE GALICIA (Spain),  BLEKINGE (Sweden),  GÄVLEBORG (Sweden),  GOTLAND (Sweden),  HALLAND (Sweden),  NORRBOTTEN (Sweden),  ÖREBRO (Sweden),  SKÅNE (Sweden),  STOCKHOLM (Sweden),  VÄRMLAND (Sweden),  VÄSTERBOTTEN (Sweden),  VÄSTRA GÖTALAND (Sweden),  FLEVOLAND (The Netherlands),  NOORD-HOLLAND (The Netherlands),  NOORD-NEDERLAND (The Netherlands),  ZEELAND (The Netherlands),  ZUID-HOLLAND (The Netherlands),  MONASTIR (Tunisia),  SOUSSE (Tunisia),  SAMSUN (Turkey),  SINOP (Turkey),  TEKIRDAG (Turkey),  TRABZON (Turkey),  ODESA (Ukraine),  ABERDEEN CITY (United Kingdom),  ABERDEENSHIRE (United Kingdom),  CORNWALL (United Kingdom),  FIFE (United Kingdom),  HIGHLAND (United Kingdom),  SOUTHEND-ON-SEA (United Kingdom),  WELSH GOVERNMENT (United Kingdom),  WESTERN ISLES (United Kingdom).
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 24 August 2021 12:46:10

Not only have national states as participators