THE CLIMATE MEDCOP, THE MEDITERRANEAN FORUM FOR CLIMATE – Tangier 2016

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August 15, 2018

LaMedCOP is the forum that brings together all state and non-state actors in the Mediterranean, organized in perspective with the 22nd edition of the World Climate Conference (COP22).

On July 18 and 19, 2016, the leaders of the Mediterranean territories will meet in Tangier to set in motion a positive dynamic to preserve this region and be a force of proposal so that the COP 22, which will take place from 7 to November 18 in Marrakech, can reach concrete and ambitious results.

This important event demonstrates the concrete commitment of the Mediterranean to adapt the practices or mitigate the impacts and effects of climate on this climatic hub, with important changes such as the reduction of biodiversity, coastal retreat, increased water and stress caused, etc. .

LaMedCOP Climate invites actors from all over the Mediterranean to reflect on possible synergies to multiply the positive effects of existing initiatives or create and formulate proposals to intensify the transition from strategic frameworks to concrete and visible achievements.

Its objective is to be organized every year, in relation to POPs, in one of the Mediterranean countries.

Place : Tangier
Date : July 18-19, 2016
Participants : 2000
Format : Plenaries, side-sessions, Expo Médina de Soluciones, Hub Networking et TV
Structure : Awnings covering 10000 m2

The first edition of the MedCOP organized in Marseille on June 4 and 5, 2015, showed that in front of several problems related to the impacts of climate change, some solutions were thought, invented and proposed by the inhabitants of the Mediterranean territories.

Initiatives of all kinds are multiplying, contributing in a positive and concrete way to the fight against climate change and adaptation to the new restrictions. The Mediterranean presents itself as a space where the complementary aspects of a community of destiny will emerge.

A CONCRETE INVITATION FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE EXCHANGES

For a progressive institutionalization of the Mediterranean exchange process on climate change and its integration in international negotiations, the persecution of MedCOP is subject to an almost unanimous demand from all climate actors.

Organizing the MedCOP Climate in Tangier this year has not been an accidental decision. It is a concrete invitation to continue with the exchanges in preparation, for the great event of the COP 22 in Marrakech, which launches a challenge to the international community.

This main event aims to achieve four fundamental objectives:

• promote the follow-up of the commitments approved by the declaration of the MedCOP21 in Marseille;

• affirm the Mediterranean dimension as relevant for the fight against climate change;

• invite Mediterranean actors to promote the synergies of the multi-actors;

• organize the commitment of Mediterranean stakeholders and prepare a Mediterranean project, allowing the execution of a true road map for mitigation and adaptation.

THE VOICE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

The MedCOP Climate 2016 is a space for dialogue and agreement between the actors of the different territories of the entire Mediterranean, all firmly committed to the fight against climate change. The objective is to strengthen solidarity on all sides, and to prefigure the best practices and innovative mechanisms that favor the evolution of individual and collective behavior.

THE CONTINUOUS AWAKENING

The Mediterranean fully deserves its title of climatic hub. Transformations are underway and can have dramatic consequences in the short term, as even demographics are accelerating and weighing on the natural environment, hence the urgent need to act quickly. The 22 countries of the Mediterranean area are aware of the great fragility of the climatic balances necessary to preserve good living conditions and human development.
The fight against climate change is an absolute priority. It is, of course, to reduce carbon emissions considerably, but also to start adapting to the changes under way and to strengthen infrastructures against the amplification of extreme weather events and the lack of resources such as drinking water.

Months after the historic agreement of Paris COP21, time is in the action and, in particular, in the generalized practices that are being implemented.

Continuing with the initiatives of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region, the Moroccan region of Tangier-Tetouan and Alhucemas organized on July 18 and 19 a Forum on the Mediterranean Climate, to affirm the voice of the Mediterranean in the negotiations of the COP 22 and to mobilize all the actors of the territories and the economy, to find and implement effective solutions.

MEDCOP CLIMATE: THE REASONS

The fragility of the Mediterranean climate equilibrium mobilizes all stakeholders and their actors, be they political, economic, social, research, university … for the fight against climate change. Everyone agrees on the need to act quickly.

ALARMING EFFECTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Mediterranean is one of the hot spots of climate change with an increase in average annual temperature of 2.2 ° C to 5.1 ° C by 2100, depending on the ability to transform our production methods and our economy.

The Mediterranean represents an interface of North / South and East / West and wants to be a unique place for a collective construction of useful answers for the whole world, as part of the fight against climate change.

Riparian countries face the same environmental and climate reality that requires binding but ambitious commitments.

These countries can converge their needs to become a point of reference for the energy transition, and, therefore, take full advantage of the opportunities of the new modes of development.

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