Energy & Climate Action

• The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is actively participating in this year’s COP22, designated as the “COP of Action”, to launch specific regional initiatives and projects aimed at helping achieve the Paris Agreement targets in the Euro-Mediterranean region. • The Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission will launch the UfM Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Platform (REEE) to promote progressive deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in order to foster socio-economic development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. • The Unio...
• UfM Secretary General participates in the General Debate of the General Assembly and holds bilateral meetings with Government officials and representatives of UN Agencies to advance the common development agenda for the Euro-Mediterranean region, in line with the 2030 Development Agenda for Sustainable Development. • “The UfM Secretariat is determined to continue joining forces with the international community to address global challenges and implement Sustainable Development Goals in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with tangible and concrete activities and initiatives, especially for y...
The UfM Secretariat is partnering with France’s Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) in the launch of a competition to foster public initiatives promoting adaptation to climate change impacts.

Barcelona, 7 June, 2016. In 2040, the Mediterranean region will face a triple challenge: demographic, as the urban population is expected to double; energy-related, due to an expected increase in the energy demand of almost 60%; and climate-related, as a consequence of a foreseen 50% increase in the greenhouse emissions.

In this context, the process of energy transition is a p...

Today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, Ministers of International Cooperation and Planning from the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) defined key steps to enhance the impact of regional cooperation.

Dead Sea (Jordan), 2 June 2016. EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Imad N. Fakhoury, Jordanian Minister of Cooperation and Planning, had jointly invited to this first Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting for Regional Cooperation and Planning.

Minister Fakhoury, co-president of the meeting, declared that ‘the Euro-Mediterranean region faces increasing common c...

• Keeping the global temperature rise to below 2oC, the target set by the Paris Agreement, calls for actions that cannot only rely on nationally-determined contributions. A coordinated regional approach on Climate Action is needed to successfully achieve this target in the Mediterranean, one of the most sensitive areas in terms of the impact of climate change. • Over 50 climate experts from UfM member countries, representatives from international organisations working in the field of climate action (UNEP, EBRD, etc.) and civil society representatives are gathering today under the aus...
• The first meetings of the UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform and the UfM Gas Platform take place in Barcelona. • Representatives from 20 UFM Member States discuss the integration of electricity markets and the development of a gas market in the region.

Barcelona, 7-8 March 2016. Representatives from 20 UfM Member States and other regional stakeholders, including private sector and experts, gathered on 7-8 March at UfM Secretariat headquarters in Barcelona for the first meetings of the UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform and the UfM Gas Platform. Par...