Cyprus Experience with Desalination and Non-Revenue Water Reduction
The Water: Opportunities and Challenges
Strategie De La Reduction Du NRW à La Sonede Defis & Perspectives
Cyprus Experience with Desalination and Non-Revenue Water Reduction
Atelier sur Les PPP (Partenariat Public Privé) dans le Dessalement d’Eau non Génératrice de Revnues
Thermal Desalination Market Perspective, the Water-Energy Nexus, and the Particularities of the IWPP Model
Sorek 150 Mm3/y SWRO Desalination Facility Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) Project
Towards a Mediterranean Energy Market
Nov 30, 2016 / Program
COP21, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region.
This event follows the Round Table ‘Development and climate change: financing and engineering Mediterranean projects’ which was organised by the CMI at the ‘Mediterranean Climate Summit MEDCOP21’ which took place in June 2015 in Marseille. The main...
Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
CMI and World Bank.
The Mediterranean region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and will increasingly be exposed to extreme climate events.
The region can play a major role in climate change mitigation, given its vast...
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, LRGs...
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 (...
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 - Agenda
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...
No Country Alone
May 17, 2016 / Library
No Country Alone, a new documentary on climate change in the Mediterranean region, produced by the European Union funded ClimaSouth project, was launched on 2 March at the European Parliament. The documentary examines, in the aftermath of the historical Paris agreement, the reality of climate change through the experiences of ordinary people, and...
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...
Tunisia and Italy Shine Light on How Regional Electricity Trade Can Help Stabilize the Region
Apr 25, 2016 / Blog entry
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has never faced such significant stress on its ageing infrastructure like it does today, with one of the most telling being the substantial increase in the need for electricity. It is estimated that electricity demand in the MENA region will increase by 84% by 2020. Tunisia has the opportunity to...
Heat, Light and Power for Refugees
Syria: “One of the three Reasons why Migrants leave is to find Electricity, after Security and Employment!”
Mar 16, 2016 / Blog entry
International community programs must not only focus on the countries which host the most Syrian refugees – Lebanon and Jordan –, but must also take Syria into account. This is the view put forward by Abdallah Al Dardari, former Minister of Planning in Syria and Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for...
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.
And this week...
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
Towards a Mediterranean Energy Market - Agenda
Knowledge Exchange Platforms as Climate Finance Access Tools in the Mediterranean: Some Examples
Nov 25, 2015 / Library
Although very vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the countries of the southern Mediterranean shore are struggling to implement climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. Climate investment scale-up is necessary, together with better targeting of financing and eliminating investment barriers, to ensure sustainable development and...
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...
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....