It is the second time in only a few years that the COP is crossing the Mediterranean to take place on the African continent, and the COP27 President, Egypt, underlines that it is holding this COP on behalf of Africa, one of the most vulnerable continents in the world to the adverse effects of... more
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The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the economies of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) countries. Growth has become negative, unemployment has risen, current accounts and the livelihoods of populations have been severely affected.
However, the... more
Interviewed by Paco Doblas for Aragón Radio, CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, notes that Europe will have to collaborate with the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries, rich in renewable energy, to achieve its goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
The purpose of this bulletin is 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. In particular, it reviews EU policy developments... more
The world is now at a crossroads: should recovery from the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19 be a series of individual go-it-alone country efforts, or instead an internationally cooperative effort? Should the fight to avert the climate crisis be about what each of us does, or instead about... more
The purpose of this bulletin is 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. In particular, it reviews EU... more
In this interview, MENA Economic Update authors Ha Nguyen, World Bank Senior Economist for MENA, and Blanca Moreno-Dodson, Director of the Centre for Mediterranean Integration, explain just how trade openness in the region can be significant in achieving inclusiveness and alleviating poverty, and... more
Trade and integration — within MENA and with the rest of the world — will be critical to lowering poverty, empowering the poor, and igniting economic growth in the post-COVID era, according to the World Bank’s latest regional economic update.
The report, titled Trading Together: Reviving... more