Climate emergency: Local and regional leaders call for a Green Deal for the Mediterranean
January 27, 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) has celebrated its 10th anniversary in the city where it held its first meeting: Barcelona. The Catalan capital welcomed over 100 representatives of local and regional authorities from the three shores of the Mediterranean, with climate change at the top of the agenda.
The Assembly also adopted a report on ‘Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities’ by Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, who declared: “Local and regional authorities have demonstrated to be pivotal in boosting regional integration in the Mediterranean and we must continue our efforts in the same direction”.
The second edition of the ARLEM Award for young local entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean went to Rima Dates, an Algerian company that produces dates-based products such as syrup, dates vinegar and stuffed dates with nuts and chocolate.