On February 23rd, MedCities participated in the Conference “Quelles solutions pour la Méditerranée?” organized in Paris by the French Government. The event was chaired by Ms Ségolène Royal, Minister Environment, Energy and Sea and in charge of International Relations on Climate and President of COP21.

The objective of the Conference was to present the actions of the French Government on sea protection in the Mediterranean and to gather supports on future initiatives for the region concerning coastal protection, maritime transport, and prevent pollution from terrestrial origin.

MedCities participated in a round table on how networks of local authorities can contribute to make interventions long lasting and sustainable since they are stable platforms of cooperation. The initiative counted on the participation of the Mediterranean Action Plan and the Union for the Mediterranean, two institutions with which MedCities cooperates on a regular basis on these domains.