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News article4 October 2021

Union for the Mediterranean countries commit to tackling climate and environmental emergencies

Ministers from the 42 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) met in Cairo today for the 2nd UfM Ministerial Conference on environment and climate action.


They agreed to work together and strengthen efforts in the Euro-Mediterranean region to tackle its many climate and environmental challenges. At a critical moment for the region ahead of the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, ministers stressed the importance of mainstreaming environment and climate action across all sectoral policies, including energy, industry, agriculture and transport, while mobilizing and scaling up resources to support the green transition.

Following the conference European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal said: “The climate crisis is existential for all of humanity – it transcends borders and politics. Building a sustainable future for all citizens across the Mediterranean is our shared responsibility. It is time to act and fulfil the commitments we all made under the Paris agreement. Today we have set a bold and ambitious vision for a clean, competitive, resilient and inclusive Mediterranean. I hope our joint ambition is an example for other regions to follow.


Publication date
4 October 2021