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COP26 | Euro-Mediterranean Deal for the Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change

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At COP26, the Euroregion reinforces its commitment to joint action to tackle the climate emergency

The Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean (EPM) presents its Euro-Mediterranean Deal for the Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change at the COP26.

Political representatives from the three territories that make up the EPM – the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the Region Occitanie – travelled to Glasgow to express their position on the climate emergency, committing themselves to act together to develop sustainable solutions.

In line with its new roadmap 2021-2030, the Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean (EPM) joined COP26 for a delegation of its three member regions to present its common positioning for the implementation of actions aimed at curbing climate change and dealing with its impacts, particularly affecting its most vulnerable territories, islands, coastal and mountain areas.

With the constant aim of building a shared resilient future, the EPM has highlighted its commitment to joint action to implement its Euro-Mediterranean Deal for the Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change, based on the policies already being developed in its constituent territories.

The representatives of the EPM members – Agnès Langevine, Vice-President of the Region Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, in charge of Climate, Green Deal and Sustainable Housing, representing Carole Delga, President of the Region Occitanie and current President of the Euroregion, Juan Pedro Yllanes, Vice-President and Minister for Energy Transition and Democratic Memory of the Balearic Islands Government, and Teresa Jordà, Minister for Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat de Catalunya – highlighted the main lines of action to be developed for this Euroregional cooperation on climate.

Through new management models to mitigate the impact of human activity and to manage resources – including water – in a sustainable way, urgent adaptation measures in coastal areas affected by increasing storms, but also by drought or sea level rise, increased preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, renewable energies and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, governance integrating society as a whole…

In line with the objectives of the European Union and its Green Deal, the Euroregion wishes to continue to be a driving force in Europe and in the whole Mediterranean basin, for a cooperation leading to the resilience and sustainability of its territories, with concrete and innovative policies, which can extend far beyond the Euroregional territory. As its members have pointed out, the time for action is now.

 


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Written by: Maïna Gautier

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