Energy & Climate Action

• 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...

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...