One of the major achievements of COP21 was to underline the central role of regional and non-State stakeholders to protect natural resources, reduce global warming and mitigate its effects. At the end of this year in Marrakech, COP22 will look at the progress made since.
Because the Mediterranean area is especially vulnerable to climate change, it is essential that the Mediterranean voice on climate issues be heard. 2000 representatives of Regions, the R&D sector, NGOs, the private sector and civil society will therefore gather to prepare this event on the occasion of the MEDCOP, on 18-19 July in Tangiers. MEDCOP 22 was formally announced by the French President and the King of Marroco last September. This will be an opportunity to formulate joint priorities, and in particular the necessity of a direct access to suitable financing for regional and local authorities.
Debates in Tangiers will focus on topics such as
-the implementation challenges
-multistakeholder governance of territories
-the links between climate and employment
-the energy transition
-the transformation of urban areas.
AER supports this event and invites all its members, especially members from the Mediterranean to come to Tangiers and participate in the debate. For potential speaking opportunities for high level representatives of regions, please contact the AER Secretariat: Sophia Betancourt
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