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The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and the UfM Secretariat agree to collaborate on joint activities to support the Euro-Mediterranean region transition toward a sustainable and low-carbon development.

Barcelona, 24 May 2017. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding between their organizations.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (WAES), established by the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF), aims to advance the cause of clean technologies and offer tangible solutions to the...

Ministers in charge of housing, municipal affairs and urban development affirmed their commitment to reinforce cooperation and adopted the UfM Urban Agenda, with the aim of promoting and achieving sustainable urban development in the region. The Ministerial Conference witnessed the launch of the UfM-labelled “Imbaba Urban Upgrading Project” positively impacting 2 million inhabitants.

Gathered today in Cairo on the occasion of the 2nd Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, the Ministers in charge of housing, municipal affairs and urb...

•Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi, European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and UfM Deputy Secretary General Borrego, inaugurate today in Valetta (Malta) the Informal High level meeting on Energy Efficiency in the Mediterranean. •UfM Ministers in charge of energy, government representatives and stakeholders will discuss how to enhance regional cooperation on energy efficiency solutions.

Valletta (Malta), 18-19 May 2017. This informal meeting is held within the framework of the UfM Energy and Climate Action Agenda and is part of the UfM Energy Platforms, which aim to deliver a secure, aff...

•The UfM Secretariat participated in the 4th Summit of Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM), which took place in Rome on 12 May under the outgoing presidency of Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Parliament, and Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate. Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, was elected as the new President. •The 13th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly, which took place on 13 May, gathered more than 300 parliamentarians from UfM countries to discuss the current challenges and o...
•UfM Foreign Affairs Ministers give strong political impulse to the Union for the Mediterranean by endorsing a new Roadmap for Action. •The UfM consolidates an action-driven methodology with a common ambition by creating effective links between the policy dimension and its operational translation into concrete projects and initiatives on the ground. •10 new projects were labelled in 2016. The year concludes with a total of 47 region-wide projects with a budget of €5.3 billion. The tangible positive impact from the first wave of projects is already visible involving over 200,000 benefic...