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The Abertis Foundation has presented its UNESCO Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves in Marrakech

Nov. 17, 2016 | Abertis Foundation

The Abertis Foundation has presented its International UNESCO Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves at the Cervantes Institute in Marrakech, coinciding with this city’s hosting of the United Na-tions Climate Change Conference (COP22).

This ceremony, organised by the Spanish Embassy in Morocco and the Abertis Foundation in partner-ship with the Cervantes Institute of Marrakech and Cadi Ayyad University, will be attended by Spain’s ambassador in Morocco, Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner; the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Con-vention to Combat Desertification, Monique Barbut; the President of Cadi Ayyad University, Abdellatif MIRAOUI; the President of the Regional Council of Marrakech-Safi, Ahmed Akhchichine; the scientific coordinator of the UNESCO Centre, Doctor Martí Boada; the Secretary General of Abertis, Josep M. Coronas; and the Director of Institutional Relations and CSR and of the Abertis Foundation, Sergi Loughney.

Castellet Castle, headquarters of the Abertis Foundation, houses the International UNESCO Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves, set up by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The centre conducts in-depth research into the Mediterranean region, given Castellet Castle’s setting in a unique, richly biodiverse location, and holds ISO 14:001 certification, which guarantees sound environmental management that minimises its impact on the area.

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