The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has been an institutional partner of the Tangier region for MedCOP Climate 2016, which took place in Tangier on 18 and 19 July 2016 and was attended by more than 2,000 representatives of the Mediterranean countries, civil society, various international and regional organisations, economic stakeholders and experts. The conference provided a forum to present various initiatives and projects supported by the UfM to help formulate a Mediterranean climate agenda.
These initiatives include the creation of a Mediterranean network of young people working on climate issues; the Regional Committee for Cooperation on Climate Finance aimed at making funding for climate projects in the region more efficient; and the launch of the UfM Energy University by Schneider Electric.
The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, said: “The fight against climate deregulation in the Mediterranean region can only be won by strengthening regional cooperation and developing concrete schemes. This is the UfM’s core business. So it was natural for the UfM Secretariat to be not just a partner in this great forum of exchange that is MedCOP Climate 2016, but also to contribute with projects that have a regional impact”.