UfM Secretary General highlights Mediterranean efforts in the fight against climate change

September 20, 2021
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UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel intervened at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, organised by the IUCN from 3 until 10 September. The Congress provided an opportunity for the Mediterranean conservation community to address the challenges of the region on biodiversity, nature-based recovery and climate change.

The UfM Secretary General, a speaker at this event, recalled the dramatic situation of litter and plastic pollution, as approximately 62 million macro-litter items are estimated to be floating on the surface of the entire Mediterranean basin. He highlighted the relevance of UfM conservation efforts against climate change, as it joined forces with key stakeholders or by supporting initiatives such as Plastic Busters.

Throughout the event, the Climate Fund MED (SCF-Med Fund) was presented by the Secretary General. The fund is an innovative tool to support the financing of Green mid-sized sub-national infrastructure projects.

The Union for the Mediterranean is an intergovernmental institution bringing together the European Union Member States and 15 countries from the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean to promote dialogue and cooperation.

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Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia