BUILD ME - Accelerating 0-emission building sector ambitions in the MENA region
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project supports ambitions towards achieving climate-neutral building standards in the MENA region through technical assistance for pilot projects and policy dialogues. During the period 2016-2018, the project identified barriers to invest in energy efficient and/or on renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems, which led to several recommendations for addressing these barriers. In light of the Paris Agreement, the project is focusing on the implementation, the upscaling and the adoption of these recommendations. This includes the introduction of an energy classification scheme for buildings to facilitate access to financing for sustainable buildings. Additionally, a number of pilot projects are supported technically and also financially through the EBRD. Through a policy dia-logue with relevant stakeholders, the project is furthermore aiming to improve building codes and incorporating building sector specific targets into NDCs, national and local strategies.
State of implementation/results
With the finalization of the first project phase from 2016-2018 all objectives have been achieved and numerous recommendations and outputs produced. These will shortly be available for download on the project website.
- The next phase of the project is currently in preparation.