17 November, Marrakech.
High-level panel: Sustainable development and regional stability go hand in hand in the Mediterranean.
The transition towards low-carbon development is a tremendous source of opportunity for the region through the creation of new economic activities, and also offers greater resilience in the face of climatic variations. To that end, the UfM Secretariat and the European Commission will be organising a high-level discussion on these issues.
The event will count on the participation of the EU Commissioner on Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, the Minister for Environment of Jordan, Yaseen Al-Khayyat, and other high officials from across the region.
The event will take place on 17 November at 4.30 p.m. at the European Union Pavilion.
The Union for the Mediterranean: towards a COP22 Mediterranean Agenda
In accordance with its mandate, the Union for the Mediterranean is deeply involved in the drive for a Mediterranean climate change agenda. Sustainable development issues (water, the environment, climate change, energy, sustainable urban development, the blue economy, transport, climate financing) are at the heart of the UfM’s priority areas for strengthening regional cooperation.
The UfM therefore wishes to take advantage of the COP22 as an opportunity to act upon certain activities initiated in 2015 and 2016 and that could be integrated into the process of implementing the Paris Agreement. The aforementioned activities can be found here.