Brussels - The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Union for the Mediterranean will organize on September 8, 2016, in Rabat, a conference on climate action in the Mediterranean.
Brussels – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Union for the Mediterranean will organize on September 8, 2016, in Rabat, a conference on climate action in the Mediterranean.
The “EIB MED Conference: Climate Action in the Mediterranean” will focus on climate change adaptation, mitigation and climate finance, the EIB said in a statement. A lively debate between panellists and audience will take place in three consecutive sessions.
The “From Paris to Marrakech” session will focus on how climate action can contribute to meeting the SDGs in the Mediterranean region. The discussion will address the implementation of the Paris Agreement, including progress on regulations, strategies and investment plans for both mitigation and adaptation.
The importance of understanding the interactions between mitigation and adaptation, and the importance of cooperation among different stakeholders will also be discussed.
“Why it matters in the MED region” session will look at the urgent need for adaptation measures in the region and showcase what the EIB can do to support Mediterranean countries to face this emerging threat in terms of its lending, blending and advising activities.
The “Climate Finance” session will highlight the diverse range of available climate financing tools and advisory services available in the region and present ways in which clients can best avail themselves of these services to improve their projects. The panel will emphasise the importance of cooperation between public institutions and private sectors for the financing of viable climate projects.