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News 1st UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change planned in January 2017

The first UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change was adopted in May 2014. The implementation of mentioned Ministerial Declaration is ongoing and the work is advancing in line with the newly approved Sustainable Developments Goals.  Through this joint Declaration, the 43 UfM Ministers expressed the urgent need to join forces on three main axes of work, namely on: The De-pollution of the Mediterranean Sea; the sustainable Consumption and Production and green/circular economy; and  Climate Change adaptation and mitigation; as well as to further reinforce cooperation on other areas of work, namely ecosystem protection/MPAs, integrated maritime policy, integrated coastal zone management, education for sustainable development, eco-cities.  In order to assess progress in implementation of the recommendations over time, the UfM Ministerial Declaration of 2014 specifically envisaged a specific UfM Working Group on environment and climate change to meet at least every two years to follow-up.  Based on the above, the UfM EU and Jordan CoPresidency, and the UfM Secretariat have announced the 1st UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change,   scheduled to take place on the 24-25th January 2017 in Barcelona.

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Geographical coverage Spain,
News date 07/11/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH