Energy & Climate Action

• 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...

The Energy Division of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) will organise the first Extended Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday 29 April in Barcelona.

The participation of representatives from the UfM Member States, the League of Arab States, the European Union as well as from other stakeholders is expected.

The main objective of the meeting is to give a concrete and further impetus to the regional dialogue and to the technical cooperation in the Mediterranean region, as foreseen in the mandate of the UfMS Energy Division.

The development of a wind farm in Jordan, the creation of a Mediterranean water knowledge platform, a capacity building programme aimed at promoting civic education in schools and a programme aimed at stimulating green industries and entrepreneurship are the four new projects recently labelled by the UfM.

Barcelona, 8 April, 2014. The Senior Officials of the 43 UfM member countries approved the adoption of four important new projects during the Senior Officials Meeting that took place in Barcelona last 7-8 April:

Forming responsible citizens. With a special focus on the prevention of...

“The promotion of renewable energies and of energy efficiency is vital insofar as this is a driving force and initiator of national industrial development and job creation in the Euro-Mediterranean region”. This was the key idea put forward by Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean, at the 13th FEMIP Conference focussing on energy efficiency. “The UfM Secretariat seeks to play its role by heightening regional efforts and promoting feasible projects in the field of energy efficiency. The positive support and commitment of governments, partners and all the ...

Warsaw, 22 November, 2013. A joint side event on ‘Stepping up climate action in the Mediterranean region – the role of the Union for the Mediterranean’ was co-organised by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA). The event took place on the sidelines of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCC and 9th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, held from 11 to 22 November under the Polish presidency at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. During the ...