The UfM Climate Week took place on 9-11 April in Barcelona, Spain, gathering a wide range of actors (UfM members’ representatives, civil society, IFIs, scientific experts…). Several climate-related meetings were organised to discuss the impact of climate change on agriculture, the state of climate finance in the region regarding water, renewables and other specific sectors. It was as well the occasion to host the third General Assembly meeting of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Network (MYCN).
The seventh meeting of the UfM Climate Change Expert Group (UfM CCEG) held on 10 April was an opportunity to present the recently UfM-labelled project ClimaMed – EU Climate Action in the Southern Neighbourhood.
The organisation of the next UfM Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change has been a central issue. It will potentially be held in 2020 and will give new impetus to the work of the UfM in those hot topics. The UfM Secretariat also announced its intention to organise a UfM Climate Conference this year.