MPA Engage at the 3rd UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Action

The third meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Action will take place on-line on the 14th and 15th March with the aim to advance on the implementation of the 2021 UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Action adopted on 4th October 2021 in Cairo, and to join forces on major actions and gatherings taking place in 2022.

Joacquim Garrabou, coordinator of the MPA Engage project, will participate in the meeting and on Monday 14th  he will present the main outcomes of the MPA Engage project.

The meeting has a rich agenda. On the first day, attention will be focused on countries’ progress towards the GreenerMed Agenda and Climate Change  work plan, linking with the SDGs; upcoming Biodiversity and Climate COPs; and related supporting projects. While showcasing a dense calendar of 2022 events of common interest, particular attention will be devoted to UNFCCC CoP27 taking place in Egypt, representing a unique opportunity for the Mediterranean region to address the specific challenges of an accelerated climate change with ongoing and forecasted alarming environmental and socio-economic impacts. There will be a Tour de Table consultation on priorities of regional Member States on enhancing the Mediterranean agenda in the upcoming CoP negotiations.

The second day will address further developments of the first assessment report on climate in the Mediterranean (MAR1 First Mediterranean Assessment Report – MedECC) in particular, the three thematic reports that are currently being developed, as well as an update on EU projects Clima-Med and Climate for Cities.

More information about the meeting and indications on how to register are available at this link