Local and Regional Government Can Play a Pivotal Role in the Mediterranean Climate Agenda
Oct 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Local and Regional Governments (LRG) Possess the Advantage of Making Proposals Globally
The structure of LRG and the lobbying power they possess allows them to be better positioned on an international level. With the Global Task Force, a consortium of associations in which the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has a leading role,...
Regional Knowledge Program on Water
Oct 20, 2016 / Program
Center for Mediterranean Integration
Agence Française de Développement
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
European Investment Bank
International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
Union for the Mediterranean
How to Become a Greenz Climate Champion
Oct 20, 2016 / Library
Why toolkits on climate change? In Grenada, the science, geography and social studies curriculum includes some components of climate change and environmental stewardship. However, only limited resources are available for educators to get students actively involved in the topic of climate change. This Grenada-specific toolkit includes a lot of...
[Conference] MEDCOP22: Energy Transition and Mediterranean Integration
Jul 12, 2016 / Highlight
World Bank, Mediterranean Observatory of Energy (OME), Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER)
Given its geographic position, the Mediterranean region plays a key role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as we move on from Conference of Parties 21 (...
Climate Change: Why Mediterranean Cities Need to Become Resource Efficient
Jul 07, 2016 / Blog entry
In June 2016, France became the first industrialized nation to ratify the Paris climate deal reached in December 2015. So far, just 17 states – mainly small islands and low-lying coastal countries that are especially vulnerable to the sea-level rise – have ratified the deal. French president François Hollande issued an urgent reminder that the...
Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Award
Jun 14, 2016 / Highlight
The ADEME, with the support of its Mediterranean partners, launched a competition to promote personal actions and encourage stakeholders in the Mediterranean to adapt to climate change impacts. This competition is addressed to public actors (in particular to regional authority and universities) and to NGO, associated to local public actors, for...
Summer School on Sustainable Development Goals: Water as Key Development Factor in the Mediterranean
Jun 06, 2016 / Highlight
In light of the economic, social and environmental challenges that have become key characters to planet Earth in the early 21st century, the North and South scientific and academic communities have a specific role to play through contributing to the global knowledge advancements and promotion of relevant research to achieve the...
From COP21 to COP22: Press Release
Renewables and Mediterranean Integration Discussion Group 1: Policy and Regulatory Framework
The Economics of Mediterranean Electricity Exchanges
From COP21 to COP22: Renewables and Mediterranean Integration
May 24, 2016 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region is likely to figure prominently in the discussions taking place on the road from COP21 to COP22, and during the COP22 event itself. The Paris agreement addressed how much developing countries should take on climate change mitigation responsibilities, how developed countries should support developing countries...
From COP21 to COP22: Renewables and Mediterranean Integration - Agenda
Mainstreaming Environment on Demand
May 11, 2016 / Blog entry
Plan Bleu, one of CMI’s partners, has recently finalized the Regional governance and knowledge generation project (ReGoKo), on behalf of Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. Running from January 2012 to October 2015, the GEF-funded initiative fostered the integration of environmental issues into sectoral and development policies of...
Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on Water Program - Presentation 2
Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on Water Program - Presentation 1
Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on Water Program - Presentation 3
World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan
Apr 26, 2016 / Library
Climate change threatens to drive 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years. The World Bank Group adopted a new Climate Change Action Plan that will help developing countries address this challenge and meet their COP21 climate commitments. Discover how the plan will support countries to identify green transport solutions, develop...
Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on Water Program
Apr 06, 2016 / Highlight
The CMI convened with partners from the World Bank, AFD, GIZ on the topics of non-revenue water, non-conventional water and groundwater resources management. Following three presentations on Desalination, Groundwater Management and Public Private Partnership in MENA, participants agreed to collaboratively engage in the preparation and organization...
Economic Costs to Lebanon from Climate Change: A First Look
Does the COP 21 Paris Agreement Remedy Climate Injustice?
Feb 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Currently, climate change is no longer the subject of debate. In objective terms, although the North bears responsibility, the Southern countries are largely the ones feeling the effects. Did the COP 21 lessen this imbalance?
Climate Negotiations until the COP 21—A Historical...
Drum roll…Presenting the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant!
Feb 12, 2016 / Blog entry
Concentrated Solar Power is the greatest energy technology you have probably never heard of. While it may not be as widely known as other renewable energy sources, there’s no doubting its potential - the International Energy Agency estimates that up to 11 percent of the world’s electricity generation in 2050 could come from CSP. ...
Renewable Energy Export-Import: a Win-Win for the EU and North Africa
Jan 12, 2016 / Blog entry
Over the past several years much has been written about the significant potential for solar energy generation in the Middle East and North Africa, where there is no shortage of sunshine. The International Energy Agency estimated that the potential from concentrated solar power technology alone could amount to 100 times the electricity demand of...
Just across the Mediterranean – The Transition from COP21 to COP22
Jan 06, 2016 / Blog entry
France has just hosted COP21 to a very successful conclusion: the 2015 Paris Agreement. This achieved consensus among 196 countries on the most complex and challenging global issue of our time – climate change. It reconciled the widely different perspectives and interests of developing and developed countries, the North-South divide which has been...
The Time is Ripe for a Mediterranean Energy Market
La Régie de données, un chainon manquant
Réseau des opérateurs et aménageurs de la ville durable en Méditerranée
De l’ambition urbaine a la realite operationnelle du projet
La SERM et la SAAM, aménageurs de la Ville et de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
Linking Urban Upgrading and Led in 4 of Cairo’s Unplanned Areas