Energy & Climate Action

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...

• At their first meeting of 2016, the Senior Officials of the Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) approved four new regional projects in the fields of Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment. • The meeting also provided an opportunity for the 43 Member State representatives to highlight the achievements of 2015 with a view to further develop regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean within the framework of the UfM.

Barcelona, 19 February 2016. The Senior Officials of the UfM member countries met on 16 February in Bruss...

IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol and UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Paris to undertake joint initiatives that effectively contribute towards sustainable development in the region.

Paris, 18 February 2016. The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed on 17 February a memorandum of understanding (MoU) setting out the outlines of closer cooperation between the two organisations on projects of mutual interest in the energy field.

This memorandum of understanding is in line with the IEA’s objective ...

The purpose of the UfM Platforms is to provide a permanent forum of regional dialogue for discussing energy policy objectives and measures, with a view to identifying concrete partnership actions and following up on their implementation.

Barcelona, 12 October, 2015. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, hosted in Rabat, Morocco, the launch of the UfM Regional Electricity Market (REM) Platform. Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate, Ziad Jibril Sabra, advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources ...