Water & Environment

Five countries are participating in the first phase of this project with an overall budget of 2 Million Euros: Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Albania and Palestine. The project has the financial support of the EIB. The promoters and the UfM Secretariat will mobilize other donors for the remaining financing needs.

Barcelona, 17 July 2012 - The Senior Officials of the 43 country members of the UfM recently approved the project entitled “Overcoming governance challenges to the mobilisation of financing for the Mediterranean water sector” promoted jointly by the Organization for Economic Coop...

This cooperation is enshrined in the overall approach of the Mediterranean Solar Plan, promoted by the UFM.

Rabat, 16 July 2012. The European Union announced on July 16, its support for a project focused on solar energy in Ouarzazate, Morocco. In a statement to the Moroccan press agency MAP, Marlene Holzner, the European Energy Commission spokesperson, said that the EU is determined to strengthen its cooperation with Morocco in the field of clean energy, particularly with regard to the funding of the second phase of the solar power plant of Ouarzazate.

The first phase, carried out by the ...

Two chapters of the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP) were discussed in the margins of the Sustainable Energy Week.

Brussels, 20th June. Within the framework of the Sustainable Energy Week, the European Commission and the Energy Division of the UfM Secretariat jointly organized the Euromed Energy Forum and the Mediterranean Solar Plan Joint Committee of National Experts in Brussels on 19-20th June.

The event counted with the participation of the Secretary General of the UfM, Fathallah Sijilmassi, the Deputy Secretary General for Energy at the UfM, Sotiris Varouxakis, the Deputy Director Ge...

TUNIS (TAP) - Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem announced, on Thursday, that Tunisia is to host, next October or November, a conference on investment with the support of the Union For the Mediterranean (UFM).

He pointed, in this regard, to the existence of a common vision shared by Tunisia, the Arab and Mediterranean states and commitment to speak with one voice with the European partners.

At the end of the meeting he had with UFM Secretary-General Fathallah Sijilmassi, Mr.Abdessalem reasserted “Tunisia’s commitment to play a key role in energising the Union For the Mediterranean” and to...

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean actively participated in the MENAREC 5 Conference in Marrakech, which brings together ministers and senior representatives from Mediterranean countries, international organizations and the private sector.

Marrakech, 16th May, 2012. The UfM Secretariat participated in the MENAREC 5 Conference, a large Euro-Mediterranean regular meeting  which aims to strengthen regional cooperation to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Mediterranean Solar Plan is a major initiative of the UfM. It aims to create conditions for large-scale de...

The construction of a 100 million cubic meters desalination facility and distribution system in the Gaza strip will help to address the major water deficit for a population of 1.6 million.

Barcelona, 5th May, 2012. – The UfM Secretariat organized, at its Barcelona premises, the second coordination meeting on the Gaza Desalination Facility for the Gaza Strip Project, which updated existing technical information, discussed implementation conditions, as well as the financing mechanism and fundraising.

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) was notably represented by the Head of the Water A...