President of Med-TSO opened and participated in COP26 side event “Comment la cooperation regionale peut accelerer la transition energetique en Mediterranee?”

This past Saturday November 6th, the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) and  Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD) hosted a COP26 side event under the title: “Comment la cooperation regionale peut accelerer la transition energetique en Mediterranee?”

The event gathered representatives from both private and public associations. Mr. Chaher Boulakhras, President of Med-TSO and OME co-chairperson, opened the event and participated in the round table discussion, together with Roberta Boniotti, Medener Secretary General, Petrit Ahmeti, President of Medreg and Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables. The debate was moderated by Grammenos Mastrojeni, Senior Deputy Secretary General of UfM.

In his opening speech, Mr. Boulakhras, highlighted that energy transition is becoming more and more urgent to improve the energy security of supply and to reach the goals of mitigation of climate change and its effects on our environment. This can be realised, he stated, only through a strengthened, challenging and brave, regional at first and then planetary, multilateral cooperation.

During the event, Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director of OME, presented the main results of OME’s “Mediterranean Energy Perspectives – MEPto2050 (2021 edition)”, stressing the importance of a neighbourhood partnership that will allow Europe to complete its energetic transition by 2050.

The COP26 side-event was a tremendous and enriching opportunity to promote cooperation in the energy sector and enhance the importance of a sustainable transition, which are an integral part of Med-TSO mission and reason of being. In this sense, participating and sharing inputs in events as such gives Med-TSO the opportunity to create ways for contributing to reach the climate-neutral goal and take further steps to fulfil the association’s objectives.