Energizing our Green Future
Oct 06, 2015 / Blog entry
As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of our future is coming into clear focus.
If we are to eradicate poverty, we need to tackle climate change...
[World Bank E-Learning Course] Infrastructure Financing through PPPs in MENA Region
Oct 01, 2015 / Highlight
This webinar discusses how Public Private Partnerships (PPP) can be a mode for infrastructure financing, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Topics to be covered include:
Trends in the MENA region on PPPs
Structuring considerations on PPP projects
Common pitfalls on PPP projects and programs
What makes a successful PPP...
High-Level Workshop - "The Evolving Regional Urban Agenda: Focus on Municipal Finance"
Sep 17, 2015 / Program
The World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) are organizing the workshop: Urbanization Knowledge Exchange to Support MENA Stakeholders "The Evolving Regional Urban Agenda: Focus on Municipal Finance" in Rabat, Morocco on March 18-19, 2013.
The workshop brings together mayors and urban development leaders from Egypt, Jordan,...
[High-Level Workshop] Launch of the MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Sep 17, 2015 / Highlight
The Urbanization Knowledge Platform (UKP) for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) stems from a partnership between Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank (WB), and the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI). The Platform was officially launched on September 17-18, 2012, during a high-level workshop entitled “...
Call for Green Entrepreneurs: SwitchMed Training Programme in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine
Sep 14, 2015 / Highlight
Are you a green entrepreneur? Do you want to launch in the market a new green product or service but you don't know where to start? Would you like to learn how to develop a green business model that creates environmental and social value?
Apply to one of the first highly qualified green entrepreneurship training programme in the southern...
Projected Impacts of Climate Change in MENA
Feuille de route pour la transition énergétique dans le batiment en Mediterranée
Le cluster solaire/MCIC, un outil pour appuyer le developpement industriel vert
I Have a Dream: The fight against Climate Change & Economic Development are Not Incompatible
Jul 31, 2015 / Blog entry
The common view is that climate change exacerbates poverty and hurts economic growth. Economic development has contributed to an unsustainable rise in the greenhouse gas emissions that are destabilising the global climate system. There is now a consensus that climate change affects development and challenges the ability to eradicate poverty....
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus, 2010,...
L’eau en Afrique : à Quel Prix?
Qui paie quoi en matière de transport urbain ? Guide de bonnes pratiques
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Le présent “Guide de bonnes pratiques de financement du transport urbain” met en relief, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, des expériences significatives de mobilisation des principales possibilités de financement du secteur. Il s’agit ainsi de fournir une base de référence à tout décideur, du Sud comme du Nord, qui serait amené à participer à la...
Facing Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean
Jul 31, 2015 / Library
Pressure on water resources has reached critical levels in many countries in the Mediterranean Basin. Sophisticated water mobilization strategies have been implemented but physical, financial and environmental constraints linked to such supply-side approach demonstrate that better management of already mobilized water is necessary. Acting upon...
[INTERVIEW] Climate is a Global Public Good
Jul 16, 2015 / Library
Interview with CMI Manager, Mourad Ezzine, in the context of the MEDCOP21 Mediterranean Climate Summit MEDCOP21.
Climate Change Adaptation: Quick Action Needed
Jul 15, 2015 / Blog entry
Interview of Stéphane Simonet by Rahel Laudien
The recently published World Bank report “Turn Down the Heat III” describes future climate change impacts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in a 4°degree warmer world with devastating consequences for development. Therefore, adaptation to climate change is urgently needed to cope...
Let the Sunshine In
Jul 08, 2015 / Blog entry
By Melissa Bell
Ours was a debate before the big debate that’s to take place in December. The whole world will be meeting in Paris in the hope of finding a deal that would limit greenhouse emissions to 2 degrees above pre industrial levels. The aim is about as ambitious as it could be: to agree the first universal and legally binding agreement...
Panel on Young People, Climate Change and Solutions
Jul 03, 2015 / Library
In the context of the MEDCOP21 Mediterranean Climate Summit, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organized a panel where young people showcased their solutions to climate change. This event was held with support from the European Investment Bank and in media partnership with France Médias Monde group.
Why Does Europe Import Pineapples, But Not Solar Energy?
Jul 02, 2015 / Blog entry
By: Jonathan Walters* and Silvia Pariente-David*
Let’s imagine a strange conversation, between Mr. Protection and Ms. Solar. So we can try and understand why Europe imports no solar energy from sunny places, but all of its pineapples.
Ms. Solar: “I don’t understand. North Africa is thirty percent sunnier than Southern Europe, and a whole lot...
Promoting Sustainable Water Management in the Mediterranean
Jun 30, 2015 / Highlight
As part of the 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum, held in Murcia, Spain from 25 to 27 November 2014, the French Development Agency (AFD) and Plan Bleu organized the 4th Regional Forum on Water Demand Management (WDM).
About a hundred of policymakers, specialists and water services operators from 12 Mediterranean countries, including partners...
Territory‐scaled information and awareness raising
Economic tools for Water Demand Management
Synthèse de l’atelier régional sur la Gestion de la Demande en Eau (GDE) en Méditerranée
Inter-sectoral Water Allocation
4th Regional Workshop on WDM – Synthesis
2nd Mediterranean Water Forum - Liste des participants
Instruments for Groundwater Management
CMI program on Water Demand Management
Water Demand Management: Mediterranean context
Water Demand Management: Spanish Experience