The Union for the Mediterranean is actively involved as an institutional and financial partner in the organisation of MedCOP Climate 2016 to be held in Tangier, Morocco on 18 and 19 July. The MedCOP Climate 2016 is a Mediterranean multi-actor climate conference aiming to contribute through a regional perspective to the international efforts against climate change, in view of the upcoming COP22 which will take place from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech.
The Conference will gather the representatives from Mediterranean countries, private sector, civil society, as well as regional and international organisations who will have the opportunity to interact and exchange the ideas during different formats of activities: debates, workshops, events and side-events.
The objectives of this Mediterranean gathering are to highlight the existing initiatives related to the climate action in the region and to formulate innovative ideas by associations of local, national and regional society networks. It will also enable the stakeholders to present their projects and inform about the development of these projects. Moreover, the dialogue should encourage and raise the awareness of the benefit and need of actions against climate change in the Mediterranean region.