COVID-19: A Catalyst for Decarbonization and Integration of the Mediterranean Energy Market
Jun 11, 2020 / Blog entry
This Opinion piece by Senior Advisor, Dr. Silvia Pariente-David analyses the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on energy markets and on greenhouse gas emissions. It argues that only ambitious green stimulus packages can prevent a massive rebound in emissions, centered on a massive renewable energy scale-up. It then explains why Mediterranean...
[Agenda] Achieving Territorial Resilience through Youth Empowerment
Water and Climate Change Entrepreneurship E-Hackathon
May 25, 2020 / Highlight
Solutions for the Mediterranean Region
In the Framework of the World Water Day organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the CMI’s Regional Knowledge Program on Water in collaboration with the Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat) and cewas Middle East organizing the Water and Climate Change...
CMI Mediterranean Forum on Energy and Climate Change Insights
May 14, 2020 / Library
This overview aims to inform members of the CMI Forum on Energy and Climate Change on the energy and climate policy developments in the region and on their implications for the creation of an integrated Euro-Mediterranean energy market. It focuses on EU policy developments, and related legislative changes, that are relevant to Southern and Eastern...
[Agenda] World Water Day on Water and Climate Change
Mediterranean Youth Climate Heroes Contest
Mar 19, 2020 / Highlight
The purpose of this contest is to select about 50 youth from the Mediterranean region and invite them to participate in a Mediterranean Youth Forum on Climate Change organized by the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and its technical partners. This Forum will take place in the summer of 2020 in a Mediterranean...
[Youth E-conference] World Water Day on Water and Climate Change
Feb 24, 2020 / Highlight
Due to the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the growing health concerns related to this virus as well the logistics complications that we currently globally face as a result of this health epidemic, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) have decided to adapt the 2020 World Water Day to a virtual format...
The Meaning of Mediterranean Integration Today: Beyond Trade, New Linkages and Towards Deeper Integration
Mediterranean Water Knowledge Program
CMI’s 11th Annual Meeting: Partnership for Knowledge, Knowledge for Action
Feb 12, 2020 / Highlight
Paris, France, 04 February: The CMI held its eleventh annual meeting with the presence of high-level representatives of its member countries as well as its partner organizations. The meeting, chaired by the world bank's Chief Economist for the MENA region, Rabah Arezki, gave an overview of the CMI work throughout the year and highlighted through...
Adaptation du littoral au changement climatique : L'enjeu de l'érosion des plages en Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Dec 16, 2019 / Library
L’objectif de cet appel à projets est d’accompagner les collectivités et organismes gestionnaires de plages de la Région Sud dans leurs pratiques de gestion afin de les aider à mettre en œuvre des méthodes souples et/ou expérimenter des méthodes innovantes de gestion du trait de côte et d’aménagements côtiers favorables à la préservation des...
Metropolitan Workshops 2020: From Projects to Action
Dec 09, 2019 / Highlight
The Mediterranean is now more than ever, facing major challenges created by its urban transformation, its integration into globalization, its ecological transition, its social and territorial cohesion or even the massification of its flows, and more especially migratory flows.
Territorial planning has shown its limits, particularly...
Fourth Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest on “Water and Climate Change”
Oct 30, 2019 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2020 will focus on Water and Climate Change. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
Territorial Resilience to Climate Change
Sep 26, 2019 / Program
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Territorial resilience to climate change (TRCC), both mitigation and adaptation, refers to “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a territory to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what kinds of climatic and environmental chronic stresses and acute shocks...
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[Brochure] The Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat)
"Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean
Aug 12, 2019 / Library
In this briefing on the legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans" - CE4ALL, we explore various options for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries to cooperate with European Union Member States. The focus of cooperation options is in the area of deploying renewable energy sources, interconnections and electricity market...
World Water Week 2019 Water for Society – Including all
Aug 09, 2019 / Highlight
MENA FOCUS - Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water
The MENA Focus is the Water Week’s Regional Days dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa that were introduced in 2016 and coordinated ever since by GWP-Med. Being part of the MENA Focus, the showcase will discuss the context, objectives and activities of the joint...
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog entry
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
[Dialogue of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean (Marseille, June 23–24, 2019) brought together the countries of the 5+5 Dialogue (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia from the south; France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain from the north) plus the European Union, Germany, and multilateral and pan-...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
Palermo Conference Brochure
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western...
[Second Edition] She too is a #WaterHero
Apr 24, 2019 / Blog entry
For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity.
This project was initiated during the CMI's World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based...
[Summit of the Two Shores - Youth, Education & Mobility Forum] CMI Advocates for a New Narrative on Education, Employability and Mobility
Apr 23, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/Governments from the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue...
Urban Resilience to Regional Transboundary Sand and Dust Storms - Abdullah AlEnezi and Ali AlHemoud
The Middle East and North Africa Cannot Miss The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mar 25, 2019 / Blog entry
The traditional route of industrialization for developing countries may no longer be available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This should not be a source of regret, as the aspirations of the region’s young and well-educated population extend far beyond auto assembly lines. Furthermore, the repetitive work of an assembly line...
[Agenda] Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
CMI’s 10th Annual Meeting: Reflections, Results & New Ideas
Mar 13, 2019 / Highlight
Paris, France, 23 January: The tenth Annual Meeting gathering members and partners of the CMI and chaired by Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region, was held with high-level participation from the Center’s country members as well as its partner organizations. With the CMI entering its 10th year, the meeting was of strategic...
Young Mediterranean Water Heroes: Water and Migration
Feb 06, 2019 / Highlight
CMI World Water Day 2019 Regional Youth Workshop, 25-28 March 2019 (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2019 focused on “Leaving No One Behind - Water and Migration”, or how to provide safe water and sanitation for all by 2030, including the most...