Following on from the Summit des deux rives (2019), the France Mediterranean forum brought together nearly 1,000 participants from the Euro-Mediterranean region around topics such as the environment, education, employment, entrepreneurship, inclusion and solidarity, culture, territorial action, and sustainable development.
The Forum future a program around workshops and in particular the restitution of the “Mediterranean Advocacy 2030”, drawn up by more than 200 young people from twenty Mediterranean countries that gathered suggestions from working groups coordinated by Expertise France.
The Forum was also the occasion for the launch of the PAMEx Local Invest Finance Facility (PLIFF), during one of the forum’s conference co-organized by the UfM on Climate Finance in the region. This new fund aims to support Mediterranean regional and local authorities to invest in concrete low-carbon infrastructure projects that are resilient to climate change, notably through partnerships with local private companies.
Its implementation will ultimately strengthen the concrete contributions and committments of Mediterranean countries to the achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The consortium will be able to launch the first investments during the UNFCCC COP27 which will take place in November 2022 in Egypt.
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