Energy & Climate Action

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...

The Union for the Mediterranean presented its strategy for establishing a reinforced regional climate change cooperation framework in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 4 December 2014. Co-organized by the European Union and the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat (UfMS), the event ‘Mediterranean Cooperation on Climate Change: Union for the Mediterranean’ was held on 4th December 2014, on the sidelines of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, at the European Union Pavilion in Lima.

The establishment of a reinforced regional climate change cooperation pro...

• MedReg is the Mediterranean’s only organisation of independent public authorities that is committed to creating a common regulatory framework for electricity and gas, to the benefit of consumers in 21 countries. • MedReg’s Barcelona Forum offers concrete and practical proposals for better energy regulation in the Mediterranean in order to promote enhanced infrastructure investment.

Barcelona, 2 December 2014. On 26 November MedReg held the first Mediterranean Forum on Energy Regulation, an initiative supported by the European Commission (EC) with the objective of creating a Medi...

During the three-day conference, Claudio Cortese, Senior Deputy Secretary General for Business Development; Teresa Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary General for Energy; Naser Tahboub, Deputy Secretary General for Environment and Water; and Salvatore D’Alfonso, UfM Transport and Urban Development project manager, discussed renewable energies, eco-efficiency, green finances, entrepreneurship, education, free zones and the integration of the Maghreb region

Barcelona, 28 November 2014 - The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) actively participated in the eighth edition of the M...

• The UfM Secretariat participated in the UN Climate Summit 2014, organised by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. • The Summit brought together world leaders from governments, finance, business and civil society, to champion an ambitious vision and catalyse action against climate change.

Barcelona, 24 September 2014. Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi headed the UfM delegation attending the UN Climate Summit 2014, held yesterday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Summit, entitled “Catalyzing Action”, aimed to mobilise political willpower in...

Barcelona, 12 June, 2014. Today the UfM Secretariat hosted a meeting of the Committee on Energy, Environment and Water of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) at its Barcelona headquarters. The meeting gathered parliamentarians representing various member states of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Discussions focused on the developments of important UfM activities and projects in the fields of Energy and Climate change. The committee paid special attention to the Marine Protected Areas (MedPAN), “Let’s Do It” and “Eco-towns” campaigns, as top items on the m...