• December 13th, 2023

ASCAME, the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Mediterranean, proposes to create a Mediterranean Council to fight against climate change that integrates both the public and private sectors and other civil society actors. The main objective is to promote a regional plan among all the agents of the Mediterranean to give a joint response to the devastating consequences of climate change in this area, such as the recent earthquakes in Turkey, Syria and Morocco, the floods in Libya and Greece, or the considerable increase in sea temperatures and multiple fires at any time of the year.

According to Anwar Zibaoui, General Coordinator of ASCAME, “the fight against climate change cannot be solved independently by each country, it requires joint action and a shared vision of both the analysis of problems and the search for feasible solutions, by integrating all the agents of the Mediterranean, without excluding anyone”. Mr. Zibaoui adds: “Without regulatory framework and cooperation, we will not be able to move towards a more sustainable Mediterranean. Jointly facing this challenge represents a unique opportunity for our economies, because their future depends on diversification, efficiency and connectivity, but also for leading the transition to a green and blue economy globally.”