Mediterranean energy and natural gas perspectives

On 14 December 2023, in Paris, the OMEC as Secretariat of the UfM Gas Platform, in cooperation with the European Commission, organized two events within the framework of the 2023-25 Program of Work of the UfM Gas Platform.

In the morning, a capacity building session took place on the Mediterranean Energy Perspectives to 2050 (MEP 2023), which was launched at the COP28 in Dubai. OMEC experts presented the two scenarios of MEP 2023 which explore different pathways for the Mediterranean energy system over the next 30 years, taking into account the impact of the recent energy crisis in its prognoses. For this outlook, OMEC has updated its Reference Scenario as a base scenario and an alternative scenario co-funded by the European Commission, the ProMED “Net Zero Carbon” Scenario, incorporating the latest country long term strategies and where all Mediterranean countries reach carbon neutrality by 2050. In the afternoon, the OMEC organised a workshop on the role of gas in a just energy transition.

The two events gave an opportunity to all actors of the gas chain to hear from policy makers and industry on the key challenges, benefits and opportunities for strengthening and deepening cooperation and collaboration on energy and natural gas issues.