[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...
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...
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...
4th Regional Workshop on WDM – Synthesis
2nd Mediterranean Water Forum - Liste des participants
Instruments for Groundwater Management
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
A decision-making support guide for local authorities
Water Demand Management: From Zaragoza to Murcia
Gestion de la Demande en Eau au Maroc
CMI program on Water Demand Management
Water Demand Management: Mediterranean context
Water Demand Management: Spanish Experience
MedCop21 Roundtable on Climate Change: Financing and Beyond
Jun 24, 2015 / Library
In the context of the MEDCOP21 Mediterranean Climate Summit, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organized a high-level dialogue on “Climate Change: Financing and beyond”. This event was held with support from the European Investment Bank and in media partnership with France Médias Monde group.
Storifying MEDCOP21: Financing, Resilience and Youth
Radio Talk Show on Climate Change
Jun 15, 2015 / Highlight
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in partnership with the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya organized a talk show in the form of a roundtable on the following topic: “How to better adapt to climate change effects in the Mediterranean region? How to collaborate, share, and mutualize efforts for a better adaptation.”...
Towards a Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development
Jun 09, 2015 / Blog entry
By Zoé Vernin*
A common strategy for sustainable development is of primary importance for the regional integration in the Mediterranean. Indeed, despite many points of convergence, Mediterranean countries significantly vary in terms of development levels and living standards, which represent a challenge to envisage a sustainable future for...
Mediterranean Climate Conference (MEDCOP21)
May 21, 2015 / MDF
Towards a Positive Agenda for Mediterranean Stakeholders
Climate Change is a Key Factor towards Mediterranean Integration
Climate change is fundamentally a development issue. If left unaddressed, climate change impacts will threaten poverty alleviation and affect economic growth. On the other hand, taking climate change issues into consideration...
MEDCOP21 Agenda: Enhancing Resilience towards Climate Change
The Time is Ripe for a Mediterranean Energy Union
Apr 15, 2015 / Blog entry
By Silvia Pariente-David
As the European Commission launches its new Energy Union Package - a set of three Communications setting the strategy for a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy - , it is the perfect time for the Mediterranean countries to seize the moment, join the “energy transition” movement and commit to the...
Regional Summary: Turn Down the Heat - Confronting the New Climate Normal
Climate Change and Migration in the Middle East and North Africa
Apr 07, 2015 / Blog entry
By Quentin Wondon and Andrea Liverani
The links between climate change and migration have been studied in detail, but the data for the Middle East – North Africa (MENA) zone remained limited until the World Bank and the French Development Agency carried out a survey of five countries in the region in 2010.
Regional Governance and Knowledge Generation Project
Apr 03, 2015 / Program
Plan Bleu (implementing agency), The World Bank (executing agency).
French Development Agency (AFD), European Investment Bank (EIB), French Ministry of the Environment.
The environment sector of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from incomplete and/or ineffective...