Solutions in a context of climate change in the Mediterranean: the actors get involved

DATE: Wednesday 9 December 2015 from 1 to 3 pm
LOCATION: Paris Le Bourget (Blue Zone) COP21

As a member of the MEDENER network, ADEME organised a Mediterranean side event on Wednesday 9 December for COP21 in Paris/Le Bourget in partnership with the Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, which represents the MEDCOP initiative launched in June 2015 in Marseille.

By 2040, the Mediterranean region will have to contend with a three-part challenge: a doubling of the urban population, a nearly 60% increase in the energy demand, and a 50% increase in greenhouse gas emissions.The Mediterranean, which is considered to be a climate “hot spot”, has nevertheless generated many solutions to fight and adapt to climate change that are part of the MEDCOP initiative launched in June 2016 in the form of a positive Mediterranean agenda of 36 specific initiatives. Moreover, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation is being strengthened with the construction of an operational platform managed by MEDENER to accelerate the energy transition and limit the impact in the Mediterranean of the additional 2°C.

  • Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy – France
  • Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment – Morocco
  • Michel Vauzelle, President of the Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, MEDCOP – France
  • Hamdi Harrouch, President of MEDENER, Director General of ANME – Tunisia
  • Bruno Léchevin, President of ADEME – France
  • Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist of AFD – France