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======== DECEMBER 2016 ========
2016 has seen decisive steps on the strengthening of the UfM regional cooperation framework on energy and climate action with the launch, at this year’s COP22, of major initiatives that help achieve the Paris Agreement targets in our region and the endorsement at the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Energy of the three UfM energy platforms, which will be playing a central role in taking energy cooperation in the Mediterranean forward.

The fight against climate change represents a great opportunity to implement new models of sustainable and inclusive development in the Mediterranean. It is essential to take advantage of this opportunity to boost investment, foster technology transfer, create job opportunities for young people, strengthen the role of women and develop low-carbon production and consumption patterns that contribute to greater integration, sustainable development and stability in the region.

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======== DID YOU KNOW ========
The implementation of renewable energy projects will increase its
production by 365% by 2020 based on national targets
UfM
======== HIGHLIGHT OF UFM ACTVITIES ========
Member States approve two new regional development projects and adopt a substantial Ministerial agenda for 2017 Member States approve two new regional development projects and adopt a substantial Ministerial agenda for 2017

UfM to push forward a New Urban Agenda for the Mediterranean Region UfM to push forward a New Urban Agenda for the Mediterranean Region

Third UfM High-level Conference: Women for the Mediterranean, driving force for stability and development – Conference Report Third UfM High-level Conference: Women for the Mediterranean, driving force for stability and development – Conference Report

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue discuss pressing regional challenges and highlight the positive contribution of UfM activities to the enhancement of regional cooperation

EU, UfM, EIB and EBRD launch project for the environmental clean-up EU, UfM, EIB and EBRD launch project for the environmental clean-up of Lake Bizerte and the depollution of the Mediterranean

UfM at COP22: Driving a shared Mediterranean Agenda for climate action UfM at COP22: Driving a shared Mediterranean Agenda for climate action

IEBRD and UfM private renewable energy framework for North Africa and Middle East EBRD and UfM private renewable energy framework for North Africa and Middle East

UfM Ministers agree on new dynamics for an enhanced regional energy framework UfM Ministers agree on new dynamics for an enhanced regional energy framework

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The Union for the Mediterranean is a major contributor to development and to raising awareness of women’s potential in political, economic and social activity.” Read more
======== ZOOM ON LAUNCHED UFM PROJECTS ========
Integrated Programme for Protection of the Lake Bizerte against Pollution Integrated Programme for Protection of the Lake Bizerte against Pollution

SEMed Private Renewable Energy Framework “SPREF” SEMed Private Renewable Energy Framework “SPREF”

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Launch of UfM-labelled project - Integrated Programme for the Protection of Lake Bizerte against Pollution Launch of UfM-labelled project - Integrated Programme for the Protection of Lake Bizerte against Pollution

Kadija Idrissi, beneficiary of the UfM-labelled project 'WOMED', on the challenges that women currently confront in the region Kadija Idrissi, beneficiary of the UfM-labelled project 'WOMED', on the challenges that women currently confront in the region

======== AGENDA ========
23-24 January 2nd UfM Regional Forum. Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development. Barcelona, Spain
2 February Sustainable Development: Stakeholder conference on the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean. Barcelona, Spain
14-15 March Sustainable Development: UfM Environment and Climate Change Working Group Meeting. Barcelona, Spain
15-16 March Sustainable Development: 1st UfM Regional Dialogue on Transport Connectivity and 1st UfM-IFIs Transport Project Committee Meeting. Barcelona, Spain
30-31 March Youth Employability & Entrepreneurship: 5+5 Ministerial Meeting on Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Tunisia
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