In the joint session at COP23, FEMISE and Institut de la Méditerranée (IM) presented the preliminary version of the report “The challenges of climate change in a Mediterranean in transition – From the Paris agreement to implementation” published with ENERGIES2050.
After a brief presentation of IM and FEMISE activities, Dr. Constantin Tsakas (General Manager of Institut de la Méditerranée, General Secretary of FEMISE) highlighted how the report is part of an ongoing dynamic between ENERGIES2050, FEMISE and IM. As part of their partnership, the three associations produce an annually-updated report on climate issues in the Mediterranean, putting into perspective the economic realities of countries of the South bank and suggesting courses of action and policy recommendations. Annual updates allow for the report to be evaluative, integrating the exchanges with the civil society, private and public actors. The idea being to i. produce research that is policy relevant and which can lead to concrete solutions and ii. foster an ecosystem of EU-Med actors associated with Climate Change concerns to have impact at the macro, meso and micro levels.
FEMISE is an Association that receives EU-funding, aiming through its activities to contribute to the reinforcement of dialogue on economic and financial issues in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Union for the Mediterranean. More specifically, it seeks to improve understanding of the priority stakes in the economic and social spheres, and their repercussions on the Mediterranean partners in the framework of their implementation of EU Association Agreements and Action Plans.