Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will speak on Tuesday, November 21 at the “Mediterranean of the Future” conference due to take place in Marseille on the initiative of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Prince Albert of Monaco, Renaud Muselier, President of the Regional Council and numerous ministers and key Mediterranean figures, as well as representatives of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, will take part in this conference.
The “Mediterranean of the Future” conference is the first edition of conferences open to public and private actors recognized for their contribution to defining and outlining innovative and ambitious solutions in the Mediterranean region. This first conference will be focused on the shared commitment of Mediterranean stakeholders to combating global warming and achieving the goals set by the climate agreements, notably the Paris Agreement.
The conference will provide an opportunity to define new initiatives by Mediterranean countries with respect to sustainable cities, the green and blue economy, innovative financing of climate change mitigation projects, the development of clean energy and local commitments to global sustainable development goals.
The minister will stress the need to increase the involvement of entrepreneurs, innovators and creators from civil society in our collective efforts to develop a shared space in the Mediterranean.
The ministry supports more than 300 French communities involved in almost 700 decentralized cooperation projects with a dozen Mediterranean Basin countries as well as civil society organizations and firms operating in the Mediterranean region, notably through “regional multi-stakeholder networks” in the process of being formed in the 13 French regions.