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AVITEM and IME join their expertise

The two associations join forces to better fight against climate change and promote integrated and sustainable development (photo: BL)
The two associations join forces to better fight against climate change and promote integrated and sustainable development (photo: BL)
MEDITERRANEAN. The Agency for Mediterranean Cities and Territories (Avitem) and the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) will sign a partnership agreement on Thursday 17 December 2020 in Marseille.

This text will enable the two parties to work on common issues - notably the fight against climate change and the promotion of integrated and sustainable development - and to carry out concrete actions by enhancing their mutual expertise. The convention thus provides for the sharing of beneficial modes of action in the processes of urban and territorial development through the exchange of experiences, the organization of workshops, capacity building, the enhancement of cooperation between institutions of the member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean developing expertise related to the themes of urban and territorial development and water resource management. This will be accompanied by the sharing of information and visibility supports.

Avitem and IME plan to carry out several actions together. They want to "solicit members and partners on any project dealing with the construction of the sustainable Mediterranean city, water issues, multilateral cooperation on the subject and actions and programmes concerning, in particular, a better knowledge of behaviours and experiences in the field of water in the Mediterranean, especially with regard to the prospects for sustainable, resilient and inclusive urban development". The two associations based in the Phoenician city will also propose to the experts to participate and or intervene in the framework of events, symposia and meetings on topics related to their centers of interest and research.

Eric Apim

Wednesday, December 16th 2020

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