TERRITORY

Background

The Euroregion is a sustainable region that preserves its resources and prepares for the challenges of climate change (adaptation and mitigation) for 2030.

Economic and Social Councils

The Euroregion’s Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) must play a harmonising and stimulating role, which will be reflected in joint actions in the coming months, especially in the area of the circular and solidarity economy. The EPM’s staff are working together with the ESCs of its three members to create links between them in order to move in this direction. The structures involved are the Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental Régional (CESER) Occitanie, the Consell de Treball, Econòmic i Social de Catalunya (CTESC) and the Consell Econòmic i Social de les Illes Balears (CESIB).

The collaboration between these structures and the EPM aims to focus on the environmental aspect of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean, to jointly organise a conference to be held on 29 September 2022 in Montpellier, as part of the Le Monde Nouveau event. This international event will focus on the importance of the circular economy and the protection of the environment, particularly the maritime environment.

Biodiversity: preservation and valuing

The Euroregion is an area that above all preserves its biodiversity.

To continue along that path, it is necessary:

  • to intensify conservation of species and protected spaces (marine and terrestrial water, sea and coastal spaces);
  • to deepen understanding, strengthen euroregional networks and raise awareness of biodiversity among the public.
The Euroregion is also a region that preserves its natural resources
  • water first, through sustainable management of water resources and quality improvement;
  • and locally grown food and forestry production which will be supported to adapt to climate change and retain their biodiversity
Energy sovereignty

Finally, the Euroregion aims to achieve energy sovereignty across the region by 2030 through energy transition:

  • supporting cooperation between renewable electricity generation pilot projects in the region;
  • supporting community production and use of renewable energy at local level;
  • fostering a transition that is fair to the public, focused on reducing the energy consumption principally of homes, through innovation.
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