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News UfM ministers agree on new framework for an enchanced regional cooperation on water in the Mediterranean

Gathered on 27 April in Valetta (Malta) for a meeting hosted by the Maltese Government, the ministers in charge of Water from the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) agreed to develop a UfM Water Agenda to further enhance regional cooperation on water

•Ministers in charge of water from the UfM Member States recalled that the Mediterranean region is particularly vulnerable to water scarcity and that climate change exacerbates the pressure on existing water resources in the region.

•They agreed to develop a Union for the Mediterranean Water Agenda to help UfM Member States implement sustainable and integrated water management policies and contribute to a sustainable livelihood for the region’s citizens, recalling the importance of the Paris agreement and reaffirming their commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development.

•Ministers also called for an improvement of access to finance in order to face the adverse impact of climate change on water.

Find attached the UfM Ministerial Declaration


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News type Inbrief
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Keyword(s) UfM Water Agenda
Geographical coverage Malta,
News date 28/04/2017
Working language(s) ENGLISH