Act I: a common commitment for climate agreement

On November 21, 2017, Renaud Muselier opened Act I of Méditerranée du Futur.

National and local authorities, researchers, business leaders, civil society representatives and non-governmental organisations affirmed their solemn commitment to strengthen cooperation for the protection of our common natural heritage and the implementation of climate agreements.

« Making the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the showcase of climate agreements, the key player in the Mediterranean partnership » Outlining the essential reasons for holding Act I of Méditerranée du Futur on climate, the President of the Region highlighted the international stakes of a common challenge.

The Mediterranean area is indeed a coherent space for the implementation of the commitments in the climate agreements. Active cooperation between Mediterranean and European neighbors is needed to address the many challenges: climate change, pollution, marine biodiversity, urban development, maritime security, but also migration crises and Humanitarian…

From Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (projected video message), to Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, from Prince Albert II of Monaco to Corinne Lepage, former Minister of Environment and President of Cap21, the personalities saluted Renaud Muselier’s initiative and reinforced the importance of the SUD Region in the impetus and animation of a decisive relaunch of the Mediterranean partnership.

In December 2017, the SUD Region confirmed its commitment to climate agreements by launching the Regional Climate Plan, which is based on 5 axes and 100 initiatives. The aim is to achieve carbon neutrality in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur by 2050.