Energy & Climate Action

•On the threshold of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) to be held this year in Bonn in Germany, euro-mediterranean youth took the lead of gathering 80 volunteers from both shores of the Mediterranean who made a trip from Marrakech to Bonn in 20 electric vehicles in order to raise awareness about climate change and how to travel sustainably. •The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat today welcomed the group of young people at its headquarters in Barcelona. Tomorrow they will present a smart photovoltaic torch at the UN headquarters in Geneva as a symbol of E...
•The Forum, organised a few days before the World Energy Day, aimed to provide tangible solutions for an enhanced regional cooperation on energy and climate action and a more active involvement of the private sector in the Euro-Mediterranean energy transition. •UfM Member States seek to foster regional sustainable development by ensuring that all consumers and industries have access to a secure, sustainable, affordable and reliable energy supply and to modern energy services.

Cairo, 18 October 2017. Releasing renewable energy opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean region is key to soc...

The region will be facing a 98% increase in energy demand by 2040. The challenge ahead lies in attracting energy investment to reinforce the transition towards a sustainable and resilient economy. The UfM Member States have to date endorsed three specific projects on renewable energy production and professional training, aiming to mobilise €1 billion worth of investment in the region. The first Energy Business Forum, organised by the UfM to foster cooperation and dialogue amongst Mediterranean countries, will take place next 18 October in Cairo.

Barcelona, 11 October 2017. – The M...

•The UfM Secretariat co-organised the UNFCCC 2017 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance in Rabat, on 6-7 September. •The Secretariat is conducting a study on climate finance in the Mediterranean to provide a clear overview of the funding flows for climate action in the region.

Barcelona, 7 September 2017. The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the UfM Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Jorge Borrego participated in the UNFCCC 2017 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance, which took place in Rabat on 6-7 September. The 2017 SCF forum was held under the title “Mo...

Jorge Borrego, UfM Deputy Secretary - Energy and Climate Action answered questions from the Huffington Post Maghreb about the Marrakech Climate conference COP, proposals for concrete solutions to fight global warming, food insecurity and mass emigration in North Africa, expectations for COP23 ...

 

Take a look at the interview (in French) with Huffington Post Maghreb.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and the UfM Secretariat agree to collaborate on joint activities to support the Euro-Mediterranean region transition toward a sustainable and low-carbon development.

Barcelona, 24 May 2017. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding between their organizations.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (WAES), established by the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF), aims to advance the cause of clean technologies and offer tangible solutions to the...