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Mediterranean Civil Society Forum in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

MED_COP21_bannerFrance will host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015 (COP21/CMP11). It is a crucial deadline as it must result in a new international climate agreement to keep global warming below 2°C. In this context, together with the presence and support of the President of the Republic, the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur Region will host a meeting of Mediterranean stakeholders at the Villa Méditerranée on 4 and 5 June 2015. The meeting highlights the joint commitment of these stakeholders in adapting to and combatting climate change. It will also showcase the contribution of governments, local authorities, associations, enterprise and networks that are serving as catalysts for sustainable development.

With the goal of helping to build a genuine Positive Mediterranean Agenda, this event also aims to look beyond the constraints and seize the opportunities that combatting climate change offers. It also seeks to make concrete joint proposals for a “Mediterranean Scope of Projects”.

MEDCOP21’s first real task will be to initiate and schedule a meeting dedicated to Mediterranean civil society prior to each United Nations Conference of the Parties. It will also help consolidate current global efforts to combat climate change and position this as a key factor in Mediterranean integration.

More on the conference: programme and registration : http://www.medcop21.com/en/