Energy & Climate Action

• Mr Christian Danielsson, Director-General for EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement at the European Commission visited today the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona. He participated, alongside UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi in the opening of the first UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change. • Mr Danielsson and Mr Sijilmassi discussed enhanced synergies between the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Union for the Mediterranean, as per the recent revision of the ENP and the UfM Road Map adopted by the UfM Member on 23 Jan...

More than 50 representatives of governments, international organisations and the scientific community will meet today, for the first time, at the UfM headquarters, to set the ground for the publication of the first ever assessment report on the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 13 March 2017. The Mediterranean region has been repeatedly pointed out by the international scientific community as particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming and changing environment. However, none of the current published scientific studies offer a comprehensive...

• The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean today hosts the first General Assembly meeting of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Network (MYCN) in Barcelona. • In order to promote awareness, advocate, share experiences and support local initiatives, MYCN pursues actions to fight climate change.

Barcelona, 24 February 2017. The MYCN was founded at MedCOP Climate 2016 with the support of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al-Hoceima Region and the UfM and is a network of seven youth associations in the Mediterranean region which are deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on the reg...

Rome, 1 December 2016. Gathered today in Rome for a meeting hosted by Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda, the ministers in charge of energy from the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) agreed to step up regional cooperation on energy in order to deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply, a major factor for stability and shared prosperity in the Mediterranean region.

At the meeting, co-chaired by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Jordanian ...

• The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, participated in the seminar ‘Climate change agreements between Paris and Marrakech: ratifying and implementing’ jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Environmental Affairs and the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation in Madrid. • Participants discussed the state of global action against climate change in the scientific, political, economic, territorial and technological fields, following the UN’s recent Climate Change Conference, COP22, in Marrakech. • The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterra...
• EU Commissioner Arias Cañete, President of the Energy Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of UfM Samir Mourad, President of the Scientific Committee of COP22 Nizar Baraka, UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi and other officials, experts and stakeholders discuss opportunities that the transition towards low carbon and climate-resilient development could bring for peace and stability in the Mediterranean region. • The publication “Key players’ perspective on Climate Change in the Mediterranean” will be presented.

Marrakech, 17 November 2016. Today at COP22 in Marra...