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News EU, UfM and key actors discuss role of climate action in sustainable development and stability of the Mediterranean region

High-level personalities including the EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, the Minister of Environment of Jordan, Yaseen Al-Khayyat, and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, discussed on 17 November at the COP22 in Marrakech, the benefits that low carbon development could bring for the stability of the Mediterranean region. The event saw the presentation of the UfM publication “Key players’ perspective on Climate Change in the Mediterranean”, a unique compilation of views from the key Mediterranean actors currently involved in the field of climate action, including Ségolène Royal, President of the 21st Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, Hakima El Haite, Moroccan Minister of the Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, and Fathallah Sijilmassi, UfM Secretary General. 

“Climate action is a great opportunity to achieve sustainable and inclusive development models in the Mediterranean. It is essential to seize this opportunity to leverage investment, foster technology transfer, create job opportunities for our youth, promote the role of women and develop low carbon production and consumption patterns that contribute to greater integration, sustainable development and stability in our region,” said UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi.

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Geographical coverage Morocco,
News date 18/11/2016
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