We advocate sustainable development in the Mediterranean through research and dialogue to guarantee social and natural welfare sustaining human life.
The Mediterranean region has been facing increasing pressures from human activities over the last decades. Its unique and outstanding natural capital, which provides a livelihood for hundreds of millions of Mediterranean citizens and feeds the celebrated Mediterranean lifestyle and identity, has been endangered by unsustainable production and consumption patterns.
The need to safeguard the Mediterranean for future generations while ensuring a socioeconomic development that meets the needs of the present generation requires urgent and coordinated action across the region, considering each country’s specificities.
Through this programme, the IEMed promotes action that aims to reconcile the socioeconomic development of the Mediterranean with the protection and enhancement of its natural resources, outstanding biodiversity and ecosystems, while responding to the fundamental threat posed by climate change.
Recognising that the Mediterranean region faces acute challenges that threaten the sustainability of its social and economic development, especially climate change and environmental degradation, Agenda2030Med seeks to increase awareness and understanding of these challenges among regional stakeholders, providing spaces to discuss initiatives, actions and public policies that accelerate sustainability transitions in the region.
This programme fosters analysis and research advancing the knowledge and awareness about ways to adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation in the Mediterranean, while advocating innovative solutions ensuring that the fight against climate change goes hand in hand with social and economic prosperity and the goals set by the UN 2030 Agenda.
Through the organisation of conferences, research projects, debates and publications, the programme promotes exchange of knowledge, good practices and capacity-building. It acts as an interface between science, policy and civil society, while fostering cooperation and partnerships between multiple regional stakeholders (regional and national policy-makers, local and regional authorities, private entities, civil society actors and think tanks) on key priorities of the Mediterranean sustainable development agenda, such as climate action, the energy transition, sustainable urban development, the conversion to green, blue and circular economies, sustainable management of natural resources, human and food security, and sustainable tourism.
Cities and Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Mediterranean
Understanding the role of cities as drivers of sustainability is critical to develop synergies between all levels of governance, the civil society and the citizenry, towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.26 October 2021
Med Dialogues +2030. On the Road to the COP26 in Glasgow: Climate Diplomacy in the Mediterranean
On the road to the COP26, this dialogue aims at discussing climate action and diplomacy in the Mediterranean as crucial tools to set strategies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.22 September 2021
Med Dialogues +2030. Accelerating the Energy Transition in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region: Key Factors and Challenges
This second session of Med Dialogues +2030 aims at presenting the state-of-the-art situation of the energy transition in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region.16 June 2021
Med Dialogues +2030. Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge
This event will mark the opening of the Med Dialogues 2030 Cycle called "The Road to a Sustainable and Climate Resilient Mediterranean", and organized by the IEMed, Club of Rome and Fundación "la Caixa".19 May 2021