Energy & Climate Action

• 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 ...

• According to the World Bank, investment to cover energy needs in the Mediterranean will come to €23 billion per year by 2030 • Enhanced dialogue through UfM platforms on energy will facilitate partnerships between the main stakeholders in the field of energy and strengthen cooperation between the member states of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Barcelona 7 May 2015 - Hosted by the Minister of Energy of Morocco, Abdelkader Amara, the UfM Co-Presidency represented by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Secretary General of Ener...

• The Mediterranean is one of the most vulnerable regions to the adverse effects of climate change. • In the run-up to the COP 21 in Paris, the UfM Informal High-Level Conference on Climate Change in Skhirat, Morocco contributes to fostering regional dialogue and cooperation to support Mediterranean countries’ ongoing efforts to achieve climate change goals.

Barcelona, 7 May 2015 –Within the framework of the Mediterranean Climate Week organised by Morocco, a UfM Informal High-Level Conference on Climate Change is taking place today in Skhirat, Morocco. The conference aims to contrib...

December, 2014. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has collaborated with RES4MED (Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean) and Enel Foundation in the first edition of the Advanced Training Course “Integration of Renewable Energy Solutions in the Mediterranean electricity markets” that was successfully concluded in November. RES4MED and Enel Foundation have organized this course during two weeks in November 2014, also in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano. The training programme was addressed to a selected group of candidates from Energy Regulatory Aut...