The MedPartnership is a continuation of and builds upon the previous GEF Project run by UNEP/MAP (2002-2006). This project reviewed and updated the existing Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Mediterranean (TDA-MED) and designed/elaborated two Strategic Action Programs (SAPs):
- Strategic Action Program to address pollution from land-based activities (SAP-MED) and
- Strategic Action Program for the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity (SAP- BIO).
The two SAPs were formally adopted by the Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention along with National Action Plans (NAPs) for SAP-MED. The costs of actions identified amount to several billion USD, and the MedPartnership aims to provide additional support to countries in their implementation.