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... more
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?
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... more
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... more
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... more
Morocco’s vision of inclusive green growth is based on better management of natural resources to generate more jobs, value and wellbeing from existing assets.
The end of fossil fuel subsidies has favored an increase in renewable energy investments and allowed government spending... more
Morocco is poised to make history soon — when the first phase of one of the world’s largest concentrated solar power plants starts generating electricity. When fully operational, it will produce enough energy for more than one million Moroccans, with possibly extra power to export to Europe.... more
While the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continues to play a pivotal role as the world’s supplier of oil and, to a lesser extent gas, the collapse in global oil prices since mid-2014 has refocused the debate on the region’s ability to use oil revenues to build sustainable and diversified... more
Mourad Ezzine, Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration talks about the impacts of climate change on the Middle east and north Africa region and what measures can be taken: "There is a difference between development and wealth: Wealth can disappear very quickly. However, having a... more
#MyClimateMySolution is an interactive social media campaign amplifying youth’s solutions to climate issues. It was first launched during the Mediterranean Climate Summit (MEDCOP21) in Marseille. See more.
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... more
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... more