Dorte Verner, Lead Agriculture Economist, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank
Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain Agree to Foster Corporate Trade of Renewable Electricity Between Each Other
Feb 06, 2019 / Blog entry
The 5 countries have signed on December 20, 2018 in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers.
At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would...
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...
CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest around World Water Day 2019 on Water and Migration
Oct 30, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2019 will focus on Water and Migration. 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...
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
Water Management in Fragile Systems: Building Resilience to Shocks and Protracted Crises in The Middle East and North Africa
Sep 05, 2018 / Library
Water scarcity is pervasive throughout the Middle East and North Africa and getting worse. Even before the recent political turmoil, several countries in the Middle East and North Africa were struggling to manage their water resources sustainably and to expand water supply and sanitation services efficiently. Now conflict has combined with weak...
Nature Based Solution for Climate Change at GDA Sidi Amor
Shedding Light on Electricity
CMI Working Towards Regional Water Security at the Arab Water Forum
Dec 19, 2017 / Highlight
The 4th Arab Water Forum was held from 26-28 November, 2017, in Cairo, Egypt. The Forum is a tri-annual event at which the Arab Water Council’s members from 22 Arab states, their partners and associates from the region and around the world meet.
The Forum provides a platform to address the issues and challenges within the water...
What Does Food Have to do With Security?
Dec 19, 2017 / Blog entry
Food security may not seem a priority during current conflicts, but it is critical that the region seize opportunities to make better use of scarce water resources to address a longer-term challenge to the region’s stability.
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La Méditerranée du futur ACTE I – Un engagement commun pour les accords sur le climat
Dec 13, 2017 / Library
Atelier 5- Vers une énergie propre pour la Méditerranée : le rôle de l’intégration régionale des marchés de l’électricité
The Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Network at COP23
Dec 05, 2017 / Blog entry
The 23rd edition of the COP-UNFCCC took place at the Bonn World Conference Center from 6-17 November 2017. The CMI-facilitated Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Network was represented by its core group members Antoine Allam and Hassan Tolba at a joint UNESCO/UNECSO-IHP side event, organized in collaboration with the World Youth Parliament...
Mediterranean, Young and Powerful: The Water Heroes leaving their Mark at COP23
Dec 05, 2017 / Blog entry
The main aim of COP23 is to move forward with the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement by forging a grand coalition to speed up climate actions before 2020.
This includes negotiations on the implementation framework for transparent climate action under the Paris Agreement, as well as showcasing different actions around the globe to...
Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa
Dec 01, 2017 / Blog entry
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceeding the amount naturally available. This could have serious long-term consequences for the region’s growth and stability. Solutions for narrowing the gap between the supply of and demand...
Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest on “Nature for Water: Nature-Based Solutions”
Nov 24, 2017 / Highlight
World Water Day in the Mediterranean
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2018 focuses on “Nature for Water ” by raising awareness on water and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in the Mediterranean. NbS are defined as “… actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore...
Towards Clean Energy for the Mediterranean: The Role of Regional Integration in Electricity Markets
Towards Clean Energy for the Mediterranean: The Role of Regional Electricity Market Integration
Oct 10, 2017 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region has a key role to play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement (AP) on Climate Change. To achieve the objectives of the Paris agreement, renewable energy must be mobilized on a larger scale.
However, a larger-scale integration of renewable energy in the electricity systems is a major challenge for...
Information Platform on Concentrating Solar Power in MENA
Oct 06, 2017 / Highlight
The MENA region is rich in solar resources, which harnessed through technologies such as Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) could help countries in the region meet their growing energy needs with clean power. However, some obstacles remain in the implementation of this technology, including lack of...
[Newsletter] MENA Concentrating Solar Power Knowledge Innovation Program: 1st Edition
The Alphabet Soup of Climate Finance: CSP, WACCs and the UNFCCC
Oct 06, 2017 / Blog entry
Most global warming was caused by developed countries, but combatting it is now the work of both developing and developed countries. This fundamental inequality, and how to resolve it, is at the core of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). And of every climate change agreement since then, including of...
[Webinar] The Impact of the 9.45 US$ Cents CSP Bid on the MENA Region
Jun 14, 2017 / Highlight
The webinar, taking place online on Tuesday 20th of June, 2017 at 2pm time in Dubai, is free to attend and it is organized by the World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program. Places are free but limited, offered on a first come first served basis at http://bit.ly/2sJEovn
The recent tender of the CSP project in Dubai DEWA 200 has...
Speech for the Mediterranean Forum on Energy and Climate Change
The Role of the Malta-Italy Interconnector
Market Design for a Low-Carbon Electricity Sector
From the 2020-package to The Winter Package Which Way Forward for Renewables in Europe?
Why Should the Mediterranean Integrate
[Proceedings] EU ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package Explained to Mediterranean Countries
Accelerating the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region-Towards a New Sustainable Energy Mix
Overview of Pan-Arab regional energy trading platform (PA-RETP)