15 June 2020. While addressing the unprecedented situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the UfM Climate Action activities continue. This year, the 2020 UfM Climate Week will take place through several online meetings that will be held in the coming weeks. UfM members’ representatives, scientific experts, civil society, IFIs and other relevant climate actors will discuss over several online gatherings the science-policy interface, the regional analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as well as the support to climate finance. Those meetings are organised under the umbrella of the UfM Climate Change Expert Group, the regional dialogue platform for climate action in the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean basin is one of the world’s regions most impacted by climate change. The Mediterranean region is warming 20% faster than the global average, according to the first-ever scientific report on the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean: Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region (carried out by the MedECC network – Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change). The presentation of the progress of this important scientific report, under finalisation, will be one of the main highlights of the 2020 UfM Climate Week.