Climate change: UfM seeks to build common Mediterranean agenda to achieve targets

May 17, 2016
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More than 50 climate expert representatives from UfM member countries, key international organisations working in the field of climate change such as the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as well as civil society representatives met on Thursday 12 May in Paris at the 4th Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group (UfMCCEG).

The aim of the meeting was to follow up on the Paris Agreement and on the implementation of actions related to the fields of local authorities, private sector investments and capacity building and to adopt a work programme for 2016 aiming at enhancing the Mediterranean climate agenda under a regional umbrella of medium-term strategy.
A Mediterranean follow-up dialogue on climate action will thus continue in the coming years after the 4thUfMCCEG. The MedCOP22, which will take place on 18 and 19 July 2016 in Tangier with the full support of the Union for the Mediterranean, will mark another important milestone towards the development of a Mediterranean region-wide climate agenda for the COP22, which will be held in Marrakesh at the end of the year.(EU Neighbourhood Info
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