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Political dialogue and knowledge management on low emission strategies in the MENA region

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

In the course of the global climate agreement, MENA countries have been requested to present strategies for transforming their national economies into sustainable and low-carbon economic systems. However, both macroeconomic and sector specific country plans have given little importance to climate policy objectives so far. Many countries developed their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) without taking into account detailed macroeconomic considerations. Moreover, instruments to improve energy and resource efficiency need still to be developed. The project supports the partner countries to identify and implement suitable political instruments in order to reach their national climate change targets for subsectors. Regional expert forums serve as learning and knowledge exchange platforms for competent authorities, corporate actors and scholars. The project evaluates regional best practice and lessons learned to make the benefits accessible for worldwide IKI projects.

State of implementation/results

  • Project in implementation
  • Project contributes to the expansion of LCDS and the expansion of RE in the MENA region.
  • project contributes significantly to IKI knowledge management in the MENA region. Has great networking potential for BMUB, BMZ and BMWi projects in the MENA region.
  • In Morocco: Concept for the creation of long-term energy scenarios with different actors. Legal advice on network access to decentralized RE producers. Formats for national action plans and regular reporting, and training member countries in the application.
  • In Jordan: Support of the Ministry of Environment on NDC. Status updates on the implementation of the NDC on the basis of a monitoring tool with relevant stakeholders. The further development of the NDC Governance is taken over by the planned bilateral IKI NDC project. Ministry of the Environment plans to draft a law on the implementation of the PA obligations. Preparation of COP23 is supported.
  • Supporting the Energy Department of the League of Arab States (LAS) in implementing the Pan Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy and in developing national action plans and annual reports on the expansion of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures.
  • Organising the Global Exchange Platform on Solar Power Plants since 2015 to facilitate the knowledge exchange for the application of solar technologies.

Project data

Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • League of Arab States - Egypt
  • Ministry of Environment - Egypt
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development - Morocco
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Jordan
  • Ministry of Energy - Algeria
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies – Tunisia
  • Michael-Succow-Foundation / Michael Succow Stiftung
  • Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
  • RENAC energy & climate gGmbH

BMU grant:
€ 15,250,000

03/2014 till 02/2021


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