The Eco MedaGreen Summit will be held in Barcelona in 23 November in the framework of
the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek Barcelona).
In the same context, It is co-organized by the Association of the Mediterranean chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME), the chamber of commerce of Barcelona, the union for the Mediterranean (UFM), the Catalan association for the innovation and Internationalisation of the Water’s sector (CWP), the Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME) and MedCities
in recent years, the issue of climate change take a significant part of government’s agendas, as the green economy represents a great potential for the Mediterranean region for employment creation, technological progress and competitiveness.
In the same context, this issue will be discussed at the Eco MedaGreen Summit
Furthermore, Public representatives, entrepreneurs, multilateral institutions, and international experts will discuss the emergence of Mediterranean sustainability in four priority areas: water, solar energy, wind energy and sustainable cities.
The four forums that will compose the Eco MedaGreen Summit will bet on the promotion of these emerging sectors to place the region at the heart of the global industry.
The first one which is water, is is undoubtedly the great challenge for the Mediterranean
region, in addition to that water demand will grow by 20% in 2025 in the region, that’s why it’s important to use more appropriate technologies with better energy consumption ratios, greater regulation, as well as waste water treatment for use in agriculture or industry. All
this would facilitate the sustainable development of the region and create jobs.
Mean while, sustainable cities are important for the region, their contribution fluctuates between 50 to
80 % of GDP, as in Cairo, Istanbul, Beirut, Casablanca, or Barcelona. So promoting sustainable economic and urban development and ensuring a better quality of life
is vital for the Mediterranean countries.
However, the solar and wind sectors have largely increased in the region during last years. Indeed, the Mediterranean is today a global leader on these fields.
In the same context, the region has a hydro power system, wind resources, the highest solar radiation levels in the world, and large desert extensions. So, technically the region could cover its energy needs and that of the rest of the world through solar energy.
The United Nations climate change conference (COP 23), will be held from 6 to 17 November
in Bonn, Germany, is called upon to ensure solid and positive results that will boost climate
The Mediterranean is precisely one of the hot spots of global climate change, with an
estimated increase in e annual average temperature from 2.2 degrees to 5.1 for 2100.