APAL/CMI workshop – Anticipating and mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural disasters in Tunisian coastal cities
AUGT/CMI workshop - Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Greater Tunis
May 22, 2013 / Highlight
Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Greater Tunis
Tunis, May 9, 2012
This workshop is the third step of a long dissemination process of the results of the regional study in Tunisia, the first one being the national workshop that was organized at the end of phase 1, and the second one the regional workshop that took place...
Algeria: 1st Awareness meeting for the dissemination of the study "Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Algiers"
May 21, 2013 / Highlight
Involving Algeria's civil society and local governments for increasing the city's resilience
The first awareness meeting based on phase 1 of the study on “Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Algiers”, financed by CDC and co-led by CDC and World Bank in the framework of CMI's Cities and Climate Change program took place on...
Planning, Connecting and Financing - Now: What city leaders need to Know
Apr 24, 2013 / Highlight
BASEL, Switzerland January 22, 2013 – Rapid urbanization can hold long-term economic, social and environmental promise for developing countries if investments made now in infrastructure, housing and public services are efficient and sustainable, the World Bank says in a new report “Planning, Connecting, and Financing Cities – Now: Priorities for...
Tunisia: Workshops with AUGT and APAL on Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Greater Tunis
Feb 19, 2013 / Highlight
Anticipate and mitigate vulnerabilities of Tunisian coastal cities facing climate change and disaster risk
May 9 and 10 in Tunis
To achieve the third objective, 3 national workshops were organized at the end of the 1st phase in Alexandria, Tunis and Casablanca, in order to present the vulnerability...
Natural Capital Accounting for Green Growth in MENA
Feb 18, 2013 / Highlight
Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco have expressed interest in joining the WAVES Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) initiative. They are among the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to consider natural capital accounting as a means to encourage green growth, poverty reduction and job creation.
These countries, along with...
Urbanization Knowledge Platform
Feb 06, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI).
World Bank Institute (FY13, FY14); GFDRR (FY14); AFD; CEFEB (FY15).
62% of the total population of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) live in cities. The MENA urban population is expected to double by 2040 which will create important economic...
Cities & Climate Change
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC).
World Bank Institute; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (FY14); European Space Agency; Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation; Egis Group ; Institut d’Urbanisme d’Ile de France; BRGM.
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Plan Bleu, CMI, GIZ.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Municipalities of Beirut, Rabat and Tunis, Ministries of Environment of Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, The World Bank, French Development Agency, European...
UKP Launch - Press Release
Supporting Innovation in Climate Technologies and Job Creation in Morocco
Oct 01, 2012 / Blog entry
This blog has been authored by Roger Coma-Cunill, Jonathan Coony and Manaf Touati
Last year, Mr. Berrada patented a new invention for solar-water heaters at the Moroccan Office of Property Rights (OMPIC). His idea is to improve the efficiency of solar-water heaters by introducing a heat-transport fluid system specially designed for buildings and...
Conference on Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risks
Nov 02, 2011 / Highlight
The Middle East and North Africa region has the highest coastal concentration in the world and most of the forecasted population growth in the region will happen in coastal cities. Indeed, MENA coastal cities are home to over 60 million people today and an estimated 100 million by 2030. In addition, The Mediterranean region is one of the most...
Workshop on Services for Innovating Firms, CMI
Nov 02, 2011 / Highlight
This workshop, jointly organized by the CMI, the EIB and the World Bank Institute took place in Villa Valmer, Marseille.
The objective of the workshop was to respond to the concerns of science park and incubator managers from the Mediterranean partner countries (MPCs) in order better to identify and assess the services required by the innovating...