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UfM Secretary General highlights Mediterranean efforts in the fight against climate change at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Sep 16 2021


IUCN World Conservation Congress, organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has been held from 3 until 10 of September in Marseille.

The UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, participated in the launch of the Action Plan for an Exemplary Mediterranean Sea.

Marseille, 10 September 2021. UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel intervened at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, that was organised by the IUCN from 3 until 10 of September. The Congress provided an opportunity for the Mediterranean conservation community to address the challenges of the region on biodiversity, nature-based recovery and climate change.

France took this opportunity to organise on the first day of the Congress, a high-level segment dedicated to the conservation of the Mediterranean Sea and launch the Action Plan for an Exemplary Mediterranean Sea. It gathers eight Mediterranean governments and five international organizations. The UfM Secretary General, a speaker at this event, recalled the dramatic situation of litter and plastic pollution, as approximately 62 million macro-litter items are estimated to be floating on the surface of the entire Mediterranean basin. He highlighted the relevance of UfM conservation efforts against climate change, as it joined forces with key stakeholders or by supporting initiatives such as  Plastic Busters.
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Source: Union for the Mediterranean