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President Aragonès: "Cooperation between Catalonia and the Southern Region is very important for tackling drought"

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President Aragonès: "Cooperation between Catalonia and the Southern Region is very important for tackling drought"

  1. On an official trip to Marseilles, the arrival point for H2Med, the Chief Executive visited the benchmark Jupiter 1000 hydrogen production plant
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This afternoon, the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, stressed the importance of cooperation between territories to“share good practices and strategies” related to drought and water management, “in the face of a climate change that is affecting the whole planet and especially the Mediterranean shores.” In this sense, he stressed that“cooperation between Catalonia and the Southern Region (Provence and the Mediterranean Alps) is very important and will be one of our areas of work.

The Chief Executive made these declarations during his visit to the Fos-sur-Mer hydrogen plant, as part of his official trip to Marseilles, the arrival point for the H2Med, the underwater connection that will transport green hydrogen between Barcelona and Marseilles. During the visit, the president also held a meeting with the heads of GRTgaz, the main gas operator in the region and one of the actors implementing the H2Med project in Marseilles.

During today’s official trip to Provence and the Mediterranean Alps, Pere Aragonès pointed out that, “we will also work on issues related to transporting and producing hydrogen,” which, he said, “is one of Europe’s future energy sources, in which Catalonia will play an important role, as it will be one of the nodes in the H2Med marine gas pipeline, which will connect Barcelona and Marseilles.”

President Aragonès will address this issue during his meeting this afternoon with the President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, Renaud Muselier, with whom he will also discuss “the need to promote the Mediterranean Macroregion, which could also place Mediterranean policies at the heart of EC decisions.” “Catalonia needs all its allies and we are constantly looking for them everywhere,” the head of the Catalan government added, also mentioning contacts with other regions in France, such as Occitania and Corsica.

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